Are you an environmentally-conscious individual looking to translate that passion for the planet into a fulfilling career? Do you long to extend your green efforts further than just your backyard? Then you might consider obtaining a sustainable degree.
Steadily growing in popularity the last few years, this is a field that’s in demand NOW and shows no signs of slowing. Recognizing the rising interest in the subject of green work and sustainability, numerous colleges and universities are now offering degree plans and certificates in this area.
If you’ve decided this is the direction you’d like to take, there are more than a few options from which you can choose. In fact, some prospective students find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices they have. Luckily, for them, two organizations have taken it upon themselves to provide a full, informative list of the academic programs available in this area of study. ... read more
These days there's no denying the green revolution is upon us. Solar trash compactors replace traditional trash and recycle bins. Recycling campaigns run rampant throughout colleges and organizations alike, and buildings strive to earn titles such as "LEED Certified" to prove their efficiency and dedication to sustainability.
So what does all of this mean for colleges and students alike? A revamp of curriculum and course offerings is happening at campuses across the country as schools, such as the Savannah Technical College incorporate new programs to meet the demands of the growing green job market.... read more
Many households and companies have incorporated environmentally friendly habits into their daily routines. Helping the environment during family time is a wonderful choice, but for a number of individuals, there is a desire to do more.
Are you one of those committed people ready to turn your passion for green living into a full time job? If so, there is a growing list of environmental career options available to help you reach your goal of landing a rewarding “green job.”
From agricultural engineer and geoscientist to urban planner and landscape architect, there is sure to be a career path that’s the perfect fit for your interests, skills and educational background.
Here are some of the possible career paths.
Federal government. In the public sector, a number of government agencies offer promising green career options: The Bureau of Land Management, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Peace Corps, Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation and Soil Conservation Service represent a sampling of agencies that may be the right fit for you. Government job titles may include environmental engineer or biofuel engineer, or you may find work with the military as a nonmilitary consultant.... read more
Are you an environmentally conscious college student or recent grad looking for a way to help Mother Earth? Do you find yourself constantly wishing you could do more to lessen the detrimental effects our way of life has caused? Perhaps you should consider participating in a study abroad program.... read more
Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, CA is home to one of the best MBA programs in Sustainability. We are excited to have our first guest blog post from Stephen Boni at PGS, an interview with Prof. Audrey Davenport. ... read more
A few years back I wrote an article about the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA/MPA program. I was recently invited to spend a day at Presidio (located in San Francisco, CA) to learn more about the university, students, faculty, and curriculum. As mentioned in my first article, Presidio tops most lists of “Green” or “Sustainable” Graduate programs, and I was honored to sit in on the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Integrative Capstone class two weeks ago.... read more
In the last several years, sustainability has become a hot topic among industries and universities around the world. With a growing concern about our world's diminishing natural resources and our society's devastating impact on the environment, sustainable business practices and sustainable education have become highly desired. Over the past decade or so many institutions of higher learning have responded to the economic and social need for sustainable education programs and have developed different degree levels dedicated to environmental sustainability education. ... read more
Today we have a guest blog post by Michael Long, Director of GreenLocalJobs.com about tips for getting a job in green advocacy. Thanks for a great blog post, Michael!
1. Learn Business Software - Before you can get your donor list engaged in your cause, you need to be able to create and manage a donor list. I’ve interviewed executive directors and program managers at many great non-profits, and while passion is important, the hard skills are more often the best inroad into green advocacy. Advocacy groups have to deal with donor lists, volunteer lists, mailing lists, financial documents, filings and marketing outreach. The nuts and bolts of most organization are going to be the word processing, spreadsheets and databases. A “certifications for basic office software” (word processing, spreadsheets, Microsoft Office) can be a huge advantage when applying for a position in an environmental advocacy organization.
2. Learn Online Promotion - Facebook pages and “tweets” are quickly becoming the most popular outreach mechanism for green and environmental advocacy organization. While it is not difficult to find a college student with hundreds of Facebook friends, it is much more of a challenge to use Facebook to get donors and the public engaged in a good cause. Learning the ends and outs of professional social media outreach is vital to building a base for change. A great way to do this is by building your own advocacy page or your own online green network. The employer will be impressed and your resume will go to the top immediately.