Green Jobs and Careers are to the rescue of our fragile environment. But what are the green jobs and careers and how can you be part of these to contribute to the health of our planet?
All those jobs that support energy innovation, green technology and clean energy solutions come under green jobs and green careers. The term can be used in a very broad sense covering Alternative energy, Energy Saving Modules, Brushless Wound-Rotor Doubly-Fed Electric Machine, Green building, Green syndicalism, Hybrid vehicle, Solar power, Solar cells, Solar heating and technologies that retain sustainable development , for example recycling, water purification, sewage treatment, remediation, flue gas treatment, solid waste management, and renewable energy. (Source: Wikipedia)
A special report in CNN Money says “Earth friendly jobs aren’t just about organic farming and installing solar panels. The carbon traders, eco-bankers and corporate climate strategists are shaping the new green economy.
A report from the American Solar Energy Society estimates that 8.5 million people worked in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries in 2006. The Apollo Alliance, a non-profit coalition of people from business, labor and the environmental movement working toward energy independence, estimates another three to five million green jobs could be created in the United States alone in the next decade.
But green collar jobs are not just about organic farming, installing solar panels or weather-stripping. ….green collar jobs are also about building entirely new businesses and upending markets.” Read more here.
So-called “green-collar jobs” are on the rise—the current tally of 8.5 million U.S. jobs in renewable-energy and energy-efficiency industries could grow to as many as 40 million by 2030, according to a November report commissioned by the American Solar Energy Society. (Source: Switching To Green-Collar Jobs).
Retargets – Where to look for Green Jobs?
- GreenCareers powered by MonsterTrack offers online recruitment service that focuses on green employment. They pitch their services by providing some tools and information on the green jobs and careers. I intend to research this website on value content soon and will update this post on some more retargets on this topic.
- AOL jobs in partnership with Careerbuilder presents some high paying jobs in environmental career