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GREEN CAREERS

 

GREEN CAREER DEFINITION: According to the United Nations 2008 Green Jobs report, green jobs are those that contribute appreciatively to maintaining or restoring environmental qualify and avoiding future damage to the Earth's ecosystems. Click here to read the United Nation's Environment Program annual report.

 

 

 

 


TYPES OF GREEN CAREERS: Virtual Career Center Green Career Central founder and executive director Carol McClelland found when she began researching green job boards in 2007 that there was no standard way green jobs were categorized. Currently, in the rapidly evolving field, she sorts careers into the following categories:

  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resource Management and Services
  • Renewable Energy
  • Policy and Direction
  • Funding and Finance
  • Green Systems/Infrastructure/IT
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Green Building
  • Green Products
  • Green Services
  • Inspiring and Educating

She also suggests you consider

  • Greening Your Own Business
  • Working for a Sustainable Business
  • Greening Your Personal Work Habits

 Green Career Central is a virtual green career center offering green career coaching, programs, resources, and events to help people identify and achieve their green job goals

Click here to visit Green Career Central's public website.

 * Carol's book, Green Careers for Dummies is also available for check out in the SFCC library.


THE VALUE OF GREEN CAREERS: According to Green for All creator, Van Jones, green jobs:

  • Rebuild a strong middle class
  • Provide pathways out of poverty
  • Require some new skills (and new thinking about old skills)
  • Tend to be local jobs
  • Strengthen urban and rural communities
  • Save the planet Earth

 

 


 

HOW SUCCESSFUL ARE GREEN CAREERS? Joel Makower and the editors of GreenBiz.com annually create a State of Green Business report.

 

 


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Multiple programs are now available through our Sustainable Technolgies Center. They include

 

Individual seminars, workshops and certifications that vary through Spring, Summer and Fall are also available through our Continuing Education Program.  More information can be found in the current Continuing Education Schedule.

  

bboardGREEN JOBS are posted on the SFCC Career Services Web Based Job Bulletin Board and are highlighted with "***GREEN JOBS**".

Click on "Job Postings" in left margin and look for the link near the job seeker looking at a bulletin board picture for the latest postings.

Links to Green job databases are also available on the "Job Postings" web page.

 


OTHER RESOURCES THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU

MORE WEBSITES:

BOOKS/MEDIA:

Island Press is a publishing company promoting solutions that inspire change.

PixyJackPress is a solar & wind powered independent publisher with Green Books

MORE SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION:

For more information, please contact Patty Armstrong, Career Services Coordinator, 505-428-1406 (Fax: 505-428-1657), patty.armstrong@sfcc.edu.

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