3 Strategic Ways to Find Green Jobs
Countdown to Earth Day is coming down and all week we are going to blogging about green jobs and green ways of working. Today, we will focus on how to find green jobs.
First, remove a common myth:
To find green jobs, you must be an environmental scientist, or you should master the environmental studies. Not at all! While we admire those who dedicate their studies and professions to deeper environmental activities, any person can find green jobs and ways to work in any given profession. Such as
3 tips to Find Green Jobs:
Find companies whose main work is related to the environment.
These included non-profit environmental organizations, solar and wind technology companies, environmental science centers, think tank, watershed and water resources agencies, government agencies, health and beauty companies, farms and farming cooperatives, conservation organizations, museums and educational institutions, wastewater Management companies, and information technology companies, among others.
In order to run successfully and smoothly, these environment-centric organizations need a variety of support staff in human resources, finance and accounting, government relations, administrative support, management, and other areas, for which the previous environmental experience Not required.
Find companies that put too much emphasis on environmental sustainability.
There are several ways to find out if a company is really green or not.
- Read through the company’s websites to see if they are “green certified” through the Green Business Bureau or other certification agencies.
- See the company’s mission / vision statement. Do they mention anything about sustainability or environment? Some companies will also prepare a separate mission statement dedicated to their green efforts.
- During a job interview, ask them directly to talk about their environmental efforts. What is their office recycling program like? Do they actively encourage employees to ride, bike, or ride public transit to avoid coming and coming from the car?
Find telecommunications jobs that allow you to work from home.
Working from home can be one of the most green ways of working for a variety of reasons.
This reduces the amount of office space that a company needs to heat / cool, lighten and clean.
This allows you to fully control your carbon footprint while working, because you control your heating / cooling, lighting, recycling, paper use.
You can make your home and home office more efficient with weather separation, window walking, and insulation as well as CFL or LED lightbults, and office plants which reduce CO2.
If you go to a regular office in the infiltrator and yards of insulation, then people may find you funny.
And of course, there is a big one: someone else is not traveling, which reduces your gas consumption and carbon emissions, and gives you more time for work or personal activities!