With this week being Earth Week, I thought going through some green career resources would be most appropriate. The biggest thing to remember is that the green economy is growing and constantly changing. If you really want to be a part of it, keep up with the current events, the changes, the trends, and the major players.
Here are some previous posts we’ve done on green careers that you might find useful and interesting:
Another great resource to learn more about and keep up with the green economy is through Twitter! Increase your social media skills by connecting, interacting, and contributing to the green economy landscape. Here’s a listing of some entities to follow to find out about news, jobs/internships, and general information.
UWW Career (@UWWCareer) – we give you general job search/career advice, event notices, and links to great articles
National Park Service (@NatlParkService) – find out how you can get involved with the 390+ sites within the National Park Service
Student Conservation Association (SCA) (@the_sca) – connecting students with a variety of conservation opportunities all around the country
SCA Internships (@SCAInternships) – internship postings through the SCA
The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) – great news source
Tree Hugger (@TreeHugger) – news, ideas, & links; also check out their blog
Jobs in Sustainability (@JobsinSustain)
Sustainable Biz (@SustainableBiz) – news from the green business world
Idealist (@idealist) – helping put your passion into action; large job/internship/volunteer search site for a wide variety of causes
Green Collar Jobs (@GreenCollarJobs) – initiative for creating green jobs in the Chicago area
Green Job Spider (@greenjobspider) – job search engine for green jobs
Carol McClelland (@CarolMcClelland) – expert in the process of finding green jobs; also check out her website and her book, Green Careers for Dummies
National Wildlife Federation (@NWF) – work to protect wildlife
Sierra Club (@Sierra_Club) – follow in the footsteps of founder John Muir to help protect communities, the environment, wild places, and the planet.
Zero Foot Print (@zerofootprint) – helping to reduce our environmental footprint
Sustain Lane (@SustainLane) – learning more about sustainable living; make sure to check out their job board
Cool Works (@coolworks) – find a career or seasonal job in some of the coolest places on Earth; their job board also has come cool job search categories (i.e. Jobs on Horseback or Jobs on Water)
Photo by Moyan Brenn.