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But wait! As a Codecademy learner, you have (or are soon to have!) a powerful set of technical skills that you can apply to pretty much any problem, including climate change. Web development, data science, cybersecurity, and more are all skills that you can use to multiply your impact on climate change in ways that most people can’t.

Volunteering

Climate hackathons are an accessible, powerful, and low time-commitment way to contribute to the cause. You can learn about upcoming ones on boards like devpost.com or earthhacks.io, or by just looking on a search engine!

Climate nonprofits are also always looking for volunteers! Send a message to a local organization and offer to share your technical skills, or find a remote opportunity on volunteer job boards like Idealist and VolunteerMatch.

  • Even if you don’t see a posting that matches your skills exactly, you should still reach out! You’ll be surprised by how in-demand technical skills are.
  • Volunteering is also a great way to get real-world experience and improve your resume before applying for your first paid job in tech.
Bonus Fact

Code that’s more efficient in terms of time is also more efficient in terms of energy! That’s right, optimizing for that O(1) runtime is helping to save the planet, just a little bit at a time.


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