Care about the planet?! Want to make a difference?…
Recent graduates do not have to be scientists, engineers or architects to work in sustainability. The best approach is to begin with the sites that can connect you to the best jobs for your skills. Be sure to visit all 5 to get a perspective on available green jobs.
Step 1. Linked In- Click on Jobs, type in sustainability. A list of current positions that include this title can extend to many areas of expertise including communications, social media, and service related positions.
Step 2. Greenbiz.com is an amazing resource connecting the world of green businesses and employees. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for the “job board” link
Step 3. USGBC is the US Green Building Council website. This organization offers a connection to all vendors that service the green building industry. From LEED certification agencies to affiliates that improve air quality. The jobs link is at the bottom of the page under about us.
Step 4. Newsweek profiles the “greenest companies” if you are looking for a large company that walks the walk. You can begin your career with a company that is accountable for their footprint on the earth.
Step 5. Last but certainly not least is the Sustainable Business website the offers “Green Dream Jobs”. This is the most sophisticated search engine for green jobs, providing multiple filters and search criteria just for you.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, green jobs are growing exponentially and new titles are being created all the time. The workforce is evolving to help you match your personal and professional interest in being a good steward of the earth while working for a company with the same values.
‘Green jobs’ are the jobs of the future – and are vital for transitioning to a lower carbon economy.
Early research has shown that young Australians are amongst those most motivated to protect and preserve the environment. Do you believe working in a environmentally sustainability workplace would offer you more meaningful and fulfilling work? ??As part of a national survey, we would like to hear from you. The Survey will take around 5 minutes. This investment in your time may help shape policy and direction in Australian workplaces.
What is Sustainability? (CIPS and EFMD business education video)
An introductory explanation of sustainability presented in a business context.
The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the world could save $2.9 trillion every year by the year 2030 if it eliminated waste – put simply: if businesses used their resources (raw materials, labour and energy) more efficiently.
Waste is an indisputable sign that a business is bleeding money. Waste is any substance that emerges from the business which cannot be sold and is proof that the business is not obtaining 100% from its purchases and investments.
This video provides an introductory explanation of sustainability and business with an overview on how multi-million dollar household-name businesses have reduced waste to increase productivity, enjoy substantial cost savings, increase profits, and create jobs.
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Sustainability and how it applies to every business (CIPS and EFMD educational video)
The next industrial revolution has begun. Will your business be left behind? In 2011, a subsidiary of the DuPont corporation achieved a goal of zero-waste to landfill, generated $2.2-billion in new revenue, and reduced costs by over $400,000 in the process. Around the same time, General Electric enjoyed $100-million in yearly cost savings while generating an increase of $17-billion in annual revenues and eliminating its greenhouse gas emissions by 30%.
Meanwhile, a Subway sandwich shop in Oklahoma (USA) quickly reduced its energy costs by $20,000; a small bed and breakfast in Vermont (USA) added $10,000 to its annual intake; and a mid-sized food market in California now enjoys over $148,000 in yearly costs savings…
This video explains why these businesses are thinking in the long-term and preparing for the future.