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Public Service & Civic Engagement
Clean energy refers to energy produced from renewable sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal. It is an important part of the effort to reduce dependence on fossil fuels as a source of energy, in order to reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants, improve air quality, and help mitigate climate change.
Technology plays a vital role in increasing our renewable energy production, making our grid more efficient, and developing cleaner alternatives to using fossil fuels. In this impact area, you’ll find organizations working on fossil fuel alternatives, electric vehicles, more efficient batteries and energy systems, and grid stability and security. This a growing field with lots of opportunities to improve our energy systems. Explore our subcategories below to browse organizations and open roles in this impact area.
Climate change is the long-term alteration of global climate patterns due to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. It is causing rising temperatures, sea level rise, and extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and forest fires. Technology is playing an increasingly important role in addressing the climate crisis, with solutions such as renewable clean energy, green infrastructure, carbon removal, and sustainable supply chains and materials helping to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the changing climate.
Under the climate change impact area, you’ll find organizations working on areas such as adaptation & mitigation planning, reducing and removing carbon from the atmosphere, educating people on the impacts of climate change, and developing more sustainable materials and supply chains.
If you’re looking specifically for clean energy organizations, see our Clean Energy impact category. If you’re interested in more environmental work, check out our Environment impact area, which includes categories like Forestry, Water Conservation, Pollution, among others.
Education is an essential tool in creating a brighter future and plays a major role in personal, economic and social development. Education can open up new career paths and economic opportunities, as well as lead to greater social mobility. Technology has helped expand access to education by providing students with remote learning options, creating digital learning materials, and analyzing inequity in education access. EdTech has also allowed teachers to customize their lessons to better engage their students, help track students’ progress, and provide personalized support when needed.
On Tech Jobs for Good, you’ll find organizations with tech roles working with all ages of students, from early childhood through adulthood, and organizations focused on a wide range of issues - from literacy to college readiness, to supporting educators, and organizations fighting for equity in education.
The environment provides us with the resources we need to survive. A healthy environment is essential for maintaining biodiversity, preserving natural habitats, and protecting our planet from the effects of climate change.
Technology is being used to help protect the environment in many ways. Smart sensors and data collection assists in monitoring water levels, pollution, and even endangered species. Drones and AI are helping detect and predict natural disasters, such as forest fires and floods. Technological advances in waste reduction, recycling, and reuse are helping us conserve natural resources. By finding a tech career in the environmental field, you can help protect the planet for us, other species, and future generations.
If you’re interested in work focused more specifically on addressing climate change or greenhouse gas emissions, check out our Climate Change impact area.
Food and agriculture are essential for providing people with the basic necessities for life. Technology is playing a critical role in improving food security, agricultural efficiency, and animal welfare. Innovative new methods such as precision agriculture, genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence are being used to increase crop yields, produce more nutritious food, and reduce food waste. By utilizing technology, the world can produce enough food to feed everyone while also protecting and conserving the planet's vital natural resources.
Global peace and safety are integral for maintaining international order and promoting global stability. Technology is increasingly playing a role in improving global peace and safety, as it provides us with the tools to monitor, detect, and respond to crises faster than ever before. The use of predictive analytics, data visualization, and artificial intelligence are helping to identify potential threats and take proactive steps to prevent them.
On Tech Jobs for Good, you’ll find organizations working to assist refugees, responding to disasters and emergencies, maintaining nuclear safety and security, protecting against terrorism and organized crime, as well as safe AI practices.
Health and wellbeing are essential for leading a happy, productive life. Technology is playing a major role in improving health and well-being by providing people with more affordable and accessible healthcare and developing more effective treatments.
To improve quality of care, technology is being used to enhance communication between care providers and patients and to develop more effective care plans. In the area of public health, technologies like data analytics and predictive modeling are being used to identify potential disease outbreaks and develop effective strategies for prevention and treatment. Technology is also being used to improve sexual health, mental health, and reduce addiction.
On Tech Jobs for Good, you’ll find organizations focused on specific care areas such as: cancer, infectious diseases, hunger, disability services, sexual health, mental health, and pregnancy and childbirth. We also promote organizations conducting clinical trials, creating new medical devices, supporting care providers, educating the public on health issues, and working towards affordable and accessible health care.
Human rights and equality are essential for creating a more just and equitable society. Everyone is entitled to live a life of dignity and respect regardless of their gender, race, sexuality, or disability. Technology is playing a key role in improving human rights and equality by providing new tools to promote social justice and combat discrimination. Data, AI, and technology are being used to fight human trafficking, promote labor rights and worker safety, and improve the foster care system.
On Tech Jobs for Good, you'll find organizations using technology to promote human rights by advocating for better policies, expanding access to essential services, and providing support for vulnerable populations.
Don’t overlook the Partners & Advocates category - it’s one of our biggest impact areas! Partners & Advocates may not be doing the on-the-ground work, but they are removing barriers, increasing funds, or otherwise supporting other mission-driven organizations.
In this impact area you'll find organizations that provide consulting on operations, data, and design, or provide software services to nonprofits and social impact organizations. Partners & Advocates also includes organizations that help nonprofits recruit and manage volunteers and increase nonprofit funding and organizational capacity. Others have innovative business models, which might help funnel profits into a specific social or environmental cause.
Be sure to browse the sub category areas below to better understand what we mean by Partners & Advocates and to discover great organizations helping make a positive impact on the world.
Poverty alleviation and economic development are essential for creating a stronger and more equitable society. Technology plays a critical role in creating opportunities for economic growth for people in extreme poverty and creating a society where access to basic goods and services - such as food, housing, education, and healthcare are available to all.
Technology provides new tools to increase access to social services, facilitate financial inclusion, and provide access to workforce development and employment opportunities. On Tech Jobs for Good, you’ll also find organizations helping smallholder farmers carve a path out of poverty, making utilities more affordable, as well as addressing homelessness.
Think of all the things that make your community a great place to live and you’ll probably hit on several elements of public infrastructure.
Public infrastructure refers to the systems, services, and institutions that provide people with access to basic needs such as transportation, water, sanitation, greenspace, and other public services, like museums and libraries. Access to these infrastructure services is essential for creating an equitable and thriving society.
Technology is helping to improve public infrastructure by making it more accessible, efficient, and sustainable. New technologies are being used to increase access to public transportation, provide better drinking water and sanitation, and improve internet and information access. Technology is also being used to enhance and advocate for public greenspaces, support libraries and museums, and provide us with reliable public news sources.
Public service and civic engagement refer to the actions that citizens take to actively participate in the civic life of their communities. This can involve volunteering in the community, participating in civic organizations, advocating for public policies, and engaging with government institutions. Public service and civic engagement are essential for the development of healthy and equitable communities.
On Tech Jobs for Good, you’ll find organizations focused on government transparency and accountability, criminal justice reform, active duty and veteran services, and low cost legal services.
In this impact area, you may find organizations that are working with particular political groups, but you will not find individual politicians. Tech Jobs For Good is nonpartisan, which means we don’t support organizations simply because they are affiliated with a specific political party. However, organizations we work with must support candidates and parties whose platforms include one or more of the following positive impacts: protecting democracy, protecting the planet, and protecting human rights.
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