Giving Tuesday: Climate Edition

"Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts."


Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States and serves as a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Following in the footsteps of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday creates a platform for people to give back to nonprofits in the spirit of the holidays.

Mobilizing a workforce to work on climate solutions is essential to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees C. The ClimateTech industry is booming. Ever since the Paris Agreement came into effect, ClimateTech investments have surged around the world, growing nearly five times from $6.6 billion in 2016 to over $32 billion in 2021.

That being said, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that these tech advancements are accounting for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Recognizing this need is essential for all businesses but reigns especially true in the start-up world. Many of these companies are early-stage and they need to account for and adopt well-rounded and diverse principles as part of their foundation.
 

At Climate People, we ensure that we're doing our part bridging this gap by recruiting a diverse workforce that accounts for all lived experiences. 52% of the people we've helped find jobs in 2021 identify as Women or BIPOC. Additionally, we donate 1% of every candidate placement fee to an environmental nonprofit.

We have chosen four stellar environmental nonprofits that work to give back to marginalized communities. In honor of #GivingTuesday, we encourage you to join us in donating to these nonprofits who are doing so much for the livelihood of our planet and those who inhabit it.

1) Soul Fire Farm

  • Soul Fire Farm is an afro-indigenous farm that works to end food apartheid and uproot racism in the food system.
     

2) Venture Out Project

  • The Venture Out Project leads backpacking and wilderness expeditions for the queer and transgender community to promote inclusion and a connection to nature.
     

3) The Honnold Foundation

  • The Honnold Foundation provides grants to organizations advancing solar energy access all over the world.
     

4) Indigenous Environmental Network

  • Indigenous Environmental Network is an alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples that share a mission to protect the sacredness of the earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining, and respecting Indigenous traditional knowledge and Natural Law.


Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all of its forms — whether that be through communications, time, money, or advocacy to support communities and causes. We encourage you to join us and support these incredible nonprofits who are doing the legwork so our planet and its people don't only have the resources to survive but to thrive.

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