Green Collar Jobs

Author: Scott M. Deitche
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380147
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This is a comprehensive yet practical guide for job seekers looking for green career opportunities. * Provides original insights and advice from professionals in green career fields * Includes web addresses for associations, discussion groups, job boards, and companies in each chapter * Lists relevant job sites and online references

The Eco Guide To Careers That Make A Difference

Author: Environmental Careers Organization
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559639675
Size: 59.70 MB
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ECO Guide immerses you in the strategies and tactics that leading edge professionals are using to tackle pressing problems and create innovative solutions.

Green Careers

Author: Jim Cassio
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716439
Size: 22.46 MB
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Provides an overview of green jobs, presents profiles of ninety different occupations, offers case studies and interviews, and includes career planning information and job search resources.

Environmental And Natural Resource Economics

Author: Jonathan M. Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317216202
Size: 75.73 MB
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Environmental issues are of fundamental importance, and a broad approach to understanding the relationship of the human economy and the natural world is essential. In a rapidly changing policy and scientific context, this new edition of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics reflects an updated perspective on modern environmental topics. Now in its fourth edition, this book includes new material on climate change, the cost-competitiveness of renewable energy, global environmental trends, and sustainable economies. The text provides a balanced treatment of both standard environmental economics and ecological economics, based on the belief that these two approaches are complementary. Several chapters focus on the core concepts of environmental economics, including the theory of externalities, the management of public goods, the allocation of resources across time, environmental valuation, and cost-benefit analysis. Material on ecological economics includes such topics as macroeconomic scale, entropy, and "green" national accounting. Topical chapters focus on: energy; climate change; water resources; international trade; forests; fisheries; and agriculture, with an emphasis on designing effective policies to promote sustainability and a "green" economy. Harris and Roach’s premise is that a pluralistic approach is essential to understand the complex nexus between the economy and the environment. This perspective, combined with its emphasis on real-world policies, is particularly appealing to both instructors and students. This is the ideal text for classes on environmental, natural resource, and ecological economics.

Transformational Change In Environmental And Natural Resource Management

Author: Mike Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317505425
Size: 51.95 MB
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The aim of this book is to catalyse global interest in the pursuit of transformational changes in natural resource and environmental management. It is shown that transformational policy reforms involve fundamental shifts in strategy with far-reaching consequences for the structure of industries, the way people behave and the resources they use. Transformational reforms typically involve a decision to change a suite of institutional arrangements that will result, within a short period of time, in a paradigm shift and the emergence of an approach that will be recognised as being totally different to the arrangements that were previously in place. Transformational change is well established in business and can deliver outstanding results. In the world of policy development, however, many transformational policy reforms flounder. Unlike incremental policy reforms, they are often seen to be politically risky and prone to failure. Using examples of success and failure, coupled with insights from practitioners and academics who have succeeded in getting transformational reforms implemented, this book presents a set of guidelines for excellence in the pursuit of transformational policy reforms. It includes detailed case studies from Australia, China, Europe, New Zealand, South-east Asia and the USA.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Green Careers

Author: Barbara Parks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101023309
Size: 57.52 MB
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The career opportunities of the future ... Green careers include jobs in which environmentally conscious design, policy, and technology are implemented to improve the environment and provide sustainable living. A growing number of people, whether right out of college or already well established in the workforce, are looking to market themselves and their environmental convictions. It is a promising path to a larger paycheck and healthier environment. *Green-collar jobs are on the rise according to Businessweek magazine *The Green Jobs Act of 2007 anticipates a growing labor need for thousands of green-collar workers with $125 million in annual funding for training and research

The Green Guide To Environmental Courses And Careers Green Career

Author: Megha Aggarwal
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 8179935698
Size: 33.44 MB
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2015 marks the beginning of the UN Decade of Sustainable Development. Sustainable development involves the incorporation of ecological principles in technology development and dissemination. It is in this context that the present book by Ms Megha Aggarwal is a timely contribution. The book covers a wide range of information dealing with agriculture, energy, engineering, medicine, architecture, finance, and environmental management. It should help the young students to become the architects of a sustainable future for our country. I hope the book will be read and used widely. – MS SWAMINATHAN Father of the Indian Green Revolution As India gradually moves towards a “green” economy, new avenues of employment are opening up for today’s youth. For students thinking about future course and career options, this one-of-its-kind handbook offers a rich body of information required to turn a green interest into a future opportunity. From environmental engineering, environmental science, and environmental law to agriculture, climate science, and zoology – it profiles a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and the broad spectrum of careers they lead to. Peppered with anecdotal accounts from well-known professionals and a handy listing of useful resources, The Green Guide to Environmental Courses and Careers is a must-have for any student keen on harnessing a green passion. The book is a timely contribution.... It should help the young students to become the architects of a sustainable future for our country. – MS Swaminathan

Green Careers For Dummies

Author: Carol L. McClelland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470529607
Size: 73.68 MB
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Everything you need to start a green career As you look for ways to contribute positively to the global economic and environmental crisis, getting an eco-friendly job provides a two-prong solution. Green Careers For Dummies, a 2010 Green book Festival award winner, introduces you to the wealth of opportunities in the rapidly expanding sustainable career genre. This book explores the green frontier of careers and shows you how to find a field that is best suited to your primary interests, skills, and goals, and then translating that into the sustainable job sphere. Career opportunities in the environmental science, renewable energy, smart grid, green building, transportation, manufacturing, sustainability, policy, and more. Job search 2.0 techniques (new media, online, networking, and electronic communications) Emerging green jobs that will be created in the next 5 years and beyond Whether you're a recent college graduate or looking to make a career change, Green Careers For Dummies is your one-stop source for finding your fit in an environmentally responsible job. If you are a career counselor, this book gives you a solid overview of the ever-evolving world of green career possibilities you cn refer to in your work with students and clients.

Profession And Purpose

Author: Katie Kross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351285823
Size: 14.26 MB
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Sustainability holds the promise of an exciting new approach to business – one in which business goals are aligned with social and environmental goals. Multinational corporations are recognizing that we live in an increasingly resource-constrained world, and that more accountability for corporate social and environmental impacts will accrue to them. More importantly, forward-thinking executives understand that sustainability can present new opportunities for competitive advantage – whether that is by reducing costs, minimizing risk, appealing to increasingly conscientious customers, or reaching new markets entirely.With the growth of this field comes a host of interesting new career opportunities for MBAs. As companies are grappling with challenges like how to develop social return on investment (SROI) metrics or understand the potential impact of corporate carbon footprints on stock prices, there are new opportunities for the next generation of managers – managers who are not only trained in traditional MBA fundamentals but also grounded in an understanding of the multifaceted social and environmental challenges facing 21st-century global business leaders. Entirely new career paths are opening to MBAs interested in sustainability: sustainable venture capital, green marketing, corporate social responsibility management, carbon credit trading, and sustainability consulting, to name a few.Perhaps even more than corporate executives, MBA students understand this trend. The next generation of managers can see that the future of business will require a new set of skills and responsibilities. Between 2003 and 2008, membership in Net Impact, the global organization for MBAs and business professionals interested in sustainability, increased more than fourfold. By March 2009, over 130 business schools had a Net Impact chapter. Around the world, MBA students realize that a different model will be required for businesses in the coming decades. The career paths that fall under the broad umbrella of "sustainability" are as diverse as the MBA students themselves. One student may be interested in social entrepreneurship in West Africa, and the next will be seeking advice about clean-tech venture capital careers in Silicon Valley; a third will be interested in greening global supply chains. Corporate social responsibility, sustainable product marketing, microfinance, green real estate development, renewable energy, and other interests all likewise fall under the sustainability umbrella at times. Because of this diversity, it is often hard for business schools' career management centers to address sustainability-related career options in a comprehensive way. Many sustainability-related companies and nonprofits are not accustomed to on-campus recruiting. Others have not historically hired MBAs at all. MBA students and alumni interested in sustainability careers are often left to navigate their own internship and job search paths. And, often, they struggle. Profession and Purpose has been written to address this urgent need. Whether you are focused on an off-campus search or participating in the on-campus recruiting process, there are a host of sustainability-specific career resources you should know about. You'll need to be well versed in sustainability news and trends, and network at the right events, conferences, and company presentations. You also need to know about industry- and discipline-specific websites that post sustainability jobs for positions with titles like Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Socially Responsible Investing Analyst, and Renewable Energy Market Analyst.Through hundreds of conversations with MBA students, professionals, and recruiters, as well as her own personal experience, the author has compiled the key job search resources and tips for MBAs interested in sustainability careers. The book provides ideas for researching companies, making the most of your networking, identifying job and internship openings, and preparing for interviews. No matter what stage of your MBA career search process you're in, this book will help you better understand your career options in the many fields of sustainability, direct you to the best resources and help you to fine-tune your sustainability job search strategy. It's the sustainability career coach MBAs have been waiting for.