Designers vs Doom
In this issue:
Get a job
A bunch of interesting links
SustainableUX sells out
Map design, color choice, and climate denial
From a design perspective, there’s a lot to unpack in terms of color choice, accessibility, color psychology, and science communication. Also, it was a nice distraction from discussing, you know, the actual heatwave, wildfires, doom.
All jobs should be climate jobs, sure. But if you want an Official Climate Job, check these out:
5,000 or so members; 1-2 jobs posted a day, usually by someone who works at the company, so you can get some quick answers.
Broader than ClimateActionTech, but lots of jobs. Slack, resources, climate education, “more”. Here’s a FastCo article about where they came from.
SustainableUX reader Elsa Plumley sends in current jobs to share in the newsletter. Apologies to Elsa - she sent these more than a month ago. I’ve taken out the expired roles.
Senior UX/UI designer @ Climate Partner (DE) consultancy that supports companies and individuals in calculating and reducing their carbon footprint
Graphic Designer @ the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (UK) non-profit working to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by mobilising governments and business to act
Product Manager @ InFarm (DE) vertical farming scale-up helping reduce food miles and improve self-sufficiency in cities through urban farming
Senior Product Manager @ Dott (UK/FR) e-mobility start-up on a mission to reduce congestion and pollution in inner cities by offering electric scooters and bikes
Chief Technology Officer @ Provenance (UK) software solution for supply chain transparency, helping brands share credible, compelling and fact-checked social and environmental impact information with consumers
Here’s some inspiring stories from job changers:
Every job is a climate job (Drawdown)
Not changing job, but want to do more in your current role? Drawdown has a new podcast for you.
Newsletter recommendation: Oxymoron by Tom Greenwood
Tom wrote the ALA book on Sustainable Web Design, and is worth subscribing to.
Ecosia’s big update
[…] the search engine said it’s grown global usage to 20 million monthly active users — up from 15 million between mid 2019 and 2021 — and is now serving half a billion searches each month. Usage of the search engine is highest in Germany, France, the U.K. and the U.S — and Ecosia tells us it’s looking to capitalize on the opportunities presented by a growing audience of climate aware, and often young, users.
Ecosia has planted 150 million trees to date, via partner Eden Projects. They rate highly in standards of tree stewardship and survival rates. Eden Projects is also where I’ve been planting the bulk of my trees.
Via Sparkblue.org, an arm of the UNDP.
Digitalization has the potential to help transform society and business models to a more sustainable and equitable world but only if there is a conscious and deliberate effort to steer it in that direction. This Action Plan offers a vision on three systemic shifts needed to achieve this goal together with a set of 9 Impact Initiatives to spark immediate collective action and multi-stakeholder collaboration.
I’ll be honest, I have not read this yet, despite it only being 68 pages and generously illustrated. But I am intrigued by some of the new (to me) concepts mentioned - “Planetary Digital Twin”, anyone?
Learn to code green
From Terra.do. “Get a crash course on climate science and impacts and find the highest leverage solutions for your skills.” Climate Change for Software Engineers
SustainableUX Sells Out
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