The Environmental Magazine – E, has a list of 10 Green jobs to look at. The specific jobs are not important. What is important to understand is the potential of ‘green’ jobs.
“People think there is some kind of mystery, ‘Where are the ‘green’ jobs?’” says Marie Kerpan, founder of consulting practice Green Careers, “There are a bazillion companies where you can take your skills and put it to work in a ‘green company.’”
So how do you do this?
There’s no secret to getting a job in the new green economy. It’s as basic as applying the job skills you’ve already developed (web design, sales, management) to a nonprofit or sustainable industry, or coordinating sustainable practices from within a corporate entity. Sometimes, as in green building or solar panel installing, these green jobs require a specific set of skills—and classes are organizing to fill the growing need. Other times, as in the organic food industry, ecotourism or sales and marketing of energy-efficient technology, anyone with a good work ethic can get in and create a great green career.
This is exactly my thinking. As there are opportunities in different organizations to reach and embrace this green opportunity, there are avenues for people to do the same. This is the same thinking I am using for myself.