Eugene and Cass had rewarding and fulfilling careers as machine learning engineers at Google. As they learned about climate change, they could no longer justify working on anything else – in the summer of 2020 they quit Google together, with no backup plan, to focus on finding their place in climate.
Through Eugene’s viral goodbye post they met thousands of others in the same boat, and together with the third co-founder Eva Illescas, decided to start a community to help people find climate jobs: Work On Climate was born.
Work on Climate quickly built the world’s largest and most successful community of its sort – with tens of thousands of members around the globe, thousands of whom have found climate jobs and started companies.
We’re just getting started: our goal is to connect everyone with purposeful work that heals the planet, getting hundreds of millions of people to contribute their talent to fixing climate change. That’s what we’re working on now.
We are helping humanity build the workforce it needs to solve climate change equitably and justly.
Our goal is to make climate work mainstream in the talent ecosystem, empowering hundreds of millions of people everywhere in the workforce with the skills and support they need to use their talents for building climate solutions.
Imagine learning about climate solutions in every class you take, meeting climate companies at every conference you attend, and seeing climate work highlighted in every job board you browse.
This is the movement we’re building at Work on Climate – a movement to make climate work mainstream.
Work On Climate has a capable team of 60+ people donating their time, including seasoned executives and founders, employees of Fortune 500 companies, and others who are helping push the organization forward.
You don’t need to have a climate background to volunteer with us: we need a variety of skills in areas such as events, marketing, business development, research, data analytics, and more. If there’s another area in which you think you can make an impact, don’t hesitate to share how you’d like to contribute.
Join us in building a climate-positive, harmonious, and equitable future.