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Green Jobs

It's Not Just the Color of Money - It's the Colorful Path to Your Future

What is a Green Job?

So you have heard about "green" jobs, but are not quite sure what they are. A green job is one in which the work you do helps improve energy efficiency, expand the use of energy and supports the environment's existence.

A Little Bit O'Green Jobs

Whether you are still in school, recently graduated, looking for a new career, or changing jobs, the green industry is for you! Many green jobs are incorporated into jobs that already exist or into the everyday operations of a business (reuseable paper, automatic lights, recycling of old electronics, etc.). Here are some careers that involve green:

  • Carpenter
  • Chef
  • Plumber/Pipefitter
  • Architect
  • Roofer
  • Electrician
  • Clothing Designer
  • Radiologist/Ultrasound

Green Jobs Websites

Now that you know a little bit more about green jobs, it's time to look at some actual jobs!

  • Green Careers NY - Want to know where you can find training in green jobs? This website provides information on your local employment center and green career exploration.
  • TreeHugger - Provides information on green in the news, trends in green jobs, and incorporating green into your life.
  • Green Careers Guide - Not sure what a solar panel installer is? This website describes what green job titles actually do. Also lists information on starting a green business and obtaining green job training.
  • Cooking|Green Living Ideas - Want to know what organic is or how to cook "green?" This website is a blog that may be of interest to people looking to enter into the culinary field.

Did You Know?

  • Turning water off while you brush can save 4 gallons of water?!!
  • Each of us have our own carbon footprint? Find out how big your footprint it!
  • The Green Guide - a blog site where you can read posted blogs or post a blog of your own. Includes topics like green gifts to help the planet.

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