Education Career Services

February 9, 2009

Going Green?

Over the past few months there has been a great deal of interest (as well as inflated rhetoric) regarding green jobs and its impact on the unemployment rate.



The Career Management Alliance dedicated space to the green cause and I felt our readers would appreciate the information.  A sample of the opportunities and organizations seeking to do their part on the unemployment rate is as follows:


  • Campaign to Save the Environment is looking for people in over 60 cities throughout the United States to operate as Field Staff (summer employment), Field Managers, and Campaign Coordinators
  • The Green Corps 2009-2010 Field School for Environmental Organizing is seeking 35 college graduates to learn to be environmental activists
  • Environmental Defense Fund is in a hiring mode


According to, the top green jobs are:


Land Use Planner

Ecotour Operator

LEED-Accredited Builder

Environmental Lawyer

Green Building Managers

Environmental Engineers

Solar Panel Installers

Corn Farmer

Green Venture Capitalist


The National Academy of Sciences recently characterized climate change as “irreversible,” so expect additional opportunities and, with President Obama’s promises, I anticipate growth in the green jobs sector to continue.


Thus, if you are looking to work in green, opportunities are global!


Danny Huffman, MA, CPRW, CPCC, CEIP



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