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Green Job Resources

Whether you are concerned about climate change, looking for a career field that is growing, or just love being outdoors, environmental or "Green" jobs may be right for you.

Below are some job sites you can use to find the right environmental job or to do some research on possible careers.

If you are not yet ready for a full-time job, check out some advocacy and non-profit groups where you can volunteer and learn more about environmental issues. Volunteering is a great way to build up experience on your resume.

Youth interns from "East NY Farms!" harvesting honey
Youth interns from "East NY Farms" harvesting honey

Where do I find Green Jobs?

EcoJobs offers job listing of economically friendly careers, jobs, and resources.

Environmental Careers
Environmental Careers assists individuals and employers alike, in matching top candidates with today's top green employers.

Environmental Health Perspectives
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), the peer-reviewed journal of the United States' National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is an important vehicle for the dissemination of environmental health information and research findings. This webpage lists career opportunities in universities, research centers, and federal agencies.

Green Biz
Green Biz is an online news and information resource about how to align environmental responsibility with business success. This website is their Green Jobs site

Green Career Guide

Contains information about green jobs available. Great for exploring different types of green jobs.

Green Jobs
Green Jobs focus specifically on all aspects of employment in renewable energy worldwide.

How You Can Find a Green-Collar Job - This is an article on the Apollo Alliance website. It includes advice as well as additional job site links.

Naturejobs is the worldwide career resource for scientists, providing a wide range of career advice
Sustainable businesses offer products and services that compete on price and performance while significantly reducing humankind's impact on the environment. This site is their Green Dream Jobs site.

TreeHugger is a media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. This is their job board.

Green Advocacy Groups

The Apollo Alliance - The Apollo Alliance is a coalition of labor, business, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs. It has a page for NY State initiatives and New York City initiatives.

Association for the Advance of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities with a mission to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through education, communication, research and professional development.

Green for All
Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. By advocating for local, state and federal commitment to job creation, job training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy.

The Stakeholders, Inc.
The Stakeholders is a non-profit organization that seeks to retain and attract residents, workers and visitors and foster regional pride by connecting individuals with area resources and providing enrichment through our programs on education, capacity building, and philanthropy.

Sustain Lane is a web guide to sustainable living filled with personal accounts of how-to's, news, and local business and product reviews for sustainable living.

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