Where to Look for Sustainable Jobs
Thanks to New Government Policies, Green Has Become Red Hot
Americans have traditionally been more interested in making (and spending) the green than going green. But times have changed, and part of that is because sustainability has become a growth industry; there is money to be made in the new greening of America. Jobs are being created, new businesses revolving around eco-friendly products and sustainable resources are being developed, and the current administration is advocating new green policies. It’s an exciting time because green is so red hot!
What kind of careers does the green blanket cover? We checked out some websites in advance to point you in the right direction.
Green Career Central
Their motto is “Make a Difference and Prosper,” but their focus is providing information on how to get a job in the new green economy. They offer several career articles and a job board for seekers and employers.
Green Career Tracks
If you’re thinking of going green but haven’t a clue what kind of career suits your skills, Barbara Parks’s site discusses what’s out there, from agricultural to services to eco-feminism. The aptly named Ms. Parks is also available for coaching sessions.
This site is a good launching pad for environmental job listings, resume tips and government environmental agency listings (federal, state and Canadian). We found listings for marine fisheries observers, environmental safety compliance specialists and seasonal hydrologic technicians, to name a few.
Here you’ll find an online directory you can browse to find green businesses. It’s organized into categories of businesses (clothing, cafes, beauty, arts, education, energy, etc.), and you can also list your own URL if your business is part of the growing field.
Green Business Camp
Schedule for April 30, this upcoming event (or “unconference” according to their site) will take place in San Francisco and will feature valuable resources and networking opportunities for taking your business green.
Katy Allgeyer is an artist and freelance writer. She writes the Feng Shui column for Working World and the Tell Us About It column for Working Nurse.