Green jobs are all the rage these days, and there are more and more places to find them on the web. Why just today, the Associate Press put out this story:
“A recent forecast by the American Solar Energy Society found that renewable energy and energy-efficient industries were responsible for the creation of nearly 8.5 million jobs in 2006, and by 2030 that number is expected to reach 40 million.” Full story: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gFJFyp6GqwhLM07Ler4epjwAic-AD92CB23G0
The best part about a green jobs economy is that jobs are available for everyone- every educational background, level of experience, etc… And in tough economic times like these, it’s somewhat comforting to know that opportunity lies ahead.
What consitutes a green job? There are several ways that one can “work green:”
- Working IN a position that creates green solutions (engineers, scientists, researchers, etc…)
- Working FOR an organization in which the primary mission is to create, advocate, or otherwise support green initiatives
- Working FOR an organization which engages in green activities and practices as it conducts its primary, non-green related business, which could be anything under the sun (no solar power pun intended). We can call this organization a Good Corporate Citizen.
So now that you know HOW you can “work green,” here are some excellent resources to find those green jobs:
- About.com’s Job Searching Page
- www.ejobs.org (same as www.ecoemploy.com)
- www.sbicouncil.org (Sustainable Business Council)
- www.justmeans.com (social media platform that provides news, jobs, and networks for people who create change)
- www.stopdodo.com Green Careers
- www.ebcne.org/index.php?id=27 (Env. Business Council of New England Career Center)
***HAPPY WITH YOUR JOB? Stay Put and Work Greener!***
If you’re happy with your job and not really looking to launch into a green career just yet, there are important and easy things you can do in your own workplace to “work greener:”