Impactfully No. 33: Clean water everywhere

This week, SOURCE pulls water from thin air, Dandelion Energy leads the transition to geothermal heating and cooling, and Dataquest educates the next generation of data scientists.

It's easy to take the simple things for granted: electricity, running water, and a roof over our heads, for example. They are, in many ways, the foundation on which we depend to live fulfilling lives. This week, we're featuring a Certified B Corporation called SOURCE whose work on clean, accessible water everywhere inspires us.

SOURCE designed a system called a Hydropanel that uses solar power to condense water vapor in the air, making it easier to get water wherever you are in the world. They also sell water in in bottles – no single-use plastic here – and donate water for each bottle sold.

We love finding companies targeting fundamental challenges around the world, and this is about as fundamental as it gets. If you're into technology and making an impact internationally, check them out.

Here are this week's social impact job opportunities:

SOURCE makes a renewable drinking water system that uses solar energy to extract water from air. It's particularly empowering technology for people who live in remote areas or in countries where water infrastructure is hard to find – the system has already been installed in over 50 countries around the world, and you can help extend their reach to even more people.

  • Cloud Software Developer – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Business Development Director – Scottsdale, AZ or Washington, DC
  • Senior Director of Digital Marketing – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Field Technician – Fresno, CA

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A—B is a design agency focused on media campaigns to drive equitable outcomes. What sets them apart is their experience in social movements and politics – they've worked with a number of social justice organizations and storied nonprofits such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Propel, and Amnesty International.

  • Account Manager – Remote
  • Associate Creative Director – Remote
  • Graphic Designer – Remote
  • Senior Designer – Remote

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Dandelion Energy is a clean energy company that spun out of Google X in 2017 and specializes in geothermal heating and cooling. It's a unique solution to reduce carbon emissions – wind and solar energy captures most of the headlines, but geothermal energy is particularly popular out west and poised to scale. We're featuring jobs in the office, but if you'd prefer to work in the field, they have a lot of additional opportunities.

  • Energy Sales Consultant – White Plains, NY or Bay Shore, NY
  • Operations Accounting Manager (Inventory) – Remote
  • Process Engineer – Mount Kisco, NY

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Conamix is tackling battery challenges essential to the electric vehicle transition. Major governments around the world are trying to secure the materials necessary to support clean energy supply chains, like cobalt and nickel. Conamix is developing sulfur cathodes instead, taking advantage of sulfur's abundance and lower cost. If you'd like to work on the cutting edge of battery science, this is a great place to get involved.

  • Senior Research Scientist – Ithaca, NY
  • Associate Scientist/Engineer – Ithaca, NY

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The Center for Justice Innovation is working to reduce the number of people impacted by the criminal and legal systems. We love how they focus not only on the lived effects of the justice system but also the underlying causes that drive people into the system in the first place. They have many more job opportunities than those listed here, so if their work inspires you, be sure to check out their website.

  • Associate, Programs & Facilities – Bronx, NY
  • Resource Coordinator – Brooklyn, NY
  • Project Director, Staten Island Justice Center – Staten Island, NY
  • Employment Specialist – Brooklyn, NY
  • Housing Navigator – New York, NY
  • Budget Analyst – New York, NY
  • Accounts Payable Clerk – New York, NY
  • Operations Associate – Brooklyn, NY
  • Senior Program Manager – New York, NY
  • Administrative Assistant – Brooklyn, NY

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SmarterX uses consumer product data to help businesses reduce their environmental impact. One of their efforts is to divert waste from landfills by connecting retailers to organizations like Feeding America. They are currently migrating to an API-first model and hiring a DevOps wizard to help them integrate more effectively with their enterprise customers.

  • Senior Director DevOps – Remote

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LanzaTech helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing and converting waste carbon emissions that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. It's pretty slick: bacteria convert the captured emissions into fuels and other useful chemicals. They even have a couple of internship opportunities if you're looking to take your first step into a climate career.

  • Metabolic Modeling Internship – Skokie, IL
  • Finance Summer Intern - Rotational Program Internship – Skokie, IL
  • Financial Planning & Analysis Summer Internship – Skokie, IL
  • Senior Software Engineer – Skokie, IL
  • Finance Business Intelligence Manager – Skokie, IL
  • Senior Government Team Coordinator – Skokie, IL
  • Technical Sales Support Manager – Skokie, IL
  • Human Resources Business Partner Manager – Skokie, IL
  • Commercial Attorney, Technology Licensing & Transfer – Skokie, IL
  • Director of Total Rewards – Skokie, IL
  • Engineering Director – Skokie, IL
  • Project Accountant – Skokie, IL

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Dataquest is an online education platform offering interactive courses and projects for learning data science. You've probably heard we're on the cusp of an artificial intelligence explosion – data science is one of the key disciplines driving that forward.

  • Senior Product Marketer – Remote
  • Senior Product Designer (Part Time) – Remote

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Everly Health is famous for their at-home test kits for food sensitivity, heart health, and allergies, just to name a few. They are working to improve healthcare outcomes by making diagnostic testing more accessible, both in convenience and in cost. That convenience comes through in their job opportunities as well – all of them are remote-friendly.

  • Account Manager – Remote
  • Procurement Specialist – Remote
  • Revenue Accounting Manager – Remote
  • QA Engineer - Data – Remote
  • Director, Product Management - Consumer Products – Remote
  • Senior Product Manager - Consumer Products – Remote
  • Senior QA Engineer – Remote

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Participate Learning connects teachers and students through global education programs to foster human understanding and create peace around the world. We're a few months away from the end of the school year, and they are offering a plethora of internship opportunities where you can start your career at a Certified B Corp.

  • Marketing Intern – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Teacher Resources Intern – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Graphic Design Intern – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Human Resources Intern – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Public Relations Intern – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Operations and Data Intern – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Events Intern – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Legal Intern – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Workplace Experience Coordinator – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Accounting Specialist – Chapel Hill, NC

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I still can't get over the magic of water pulled from air. Next time I drink a glass of water, I'm going to try to enjoy it just a bit more.

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Jamie Larson