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Green Jobs for a New Economy: The Career…

Green Jobs for a New Economy: The Career Guide to Emerging Opportunities

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Title: Green Jobs for a New Economy
Author(s): Peterson’s
Year Published: 2009
This is a great book as far as the resources listed go. The book is not just a career advice book; it is a complete guide to all aspects of living ‘green’ from campus life to the importance of sustainability. It lists information ranging from expected salaries, job trends, demand and opportunities to academic and training programs that students can opt for. Each section on career paths includes the nature of the work, the alternate paths one can take and the earning potential of the job around in 2008. It also includes pieces written by people working on the path towards sustainability and why it is important. The entire book may not be relevant to a college-going student looking only for job advice; however, there is no lack of information for someone looking to embark into an environmentally friendly career. Another downside may be that it reads like a textbook and the language is a bit more rigid with less flow. But this isn’t altogether a bad thing because it gives the reader lots of information in short paragraphs. ( )
  MountHolyoke | Dec 4, 2012 |
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Green Jobs For a New Economyacknowledges the global and national movement toward sustainability and its influence on today’s education consumers, who view this concept not only as a major factor in choosing a college or university, but also as a guide to finding a career that will satisfy professional aspirations and benefit the planet in the process.


1.  Review of professional and skilled labor jobs in the new green economy, with profiles on

          - Work Environment

          - Career Paths

          - Earning Potential

          - Education/Licensure/Training/Certification

          - Related Jobs

          - Organizations for more information

2.  Brief, informative articles on green topics.  Examples:

          -What Does "Sustainability" Mean?

          -How Green is Your CollegeSustainability Initiatives Explained

          - Top Green In-Demand College Majors

          - Top 10 Career Fields for the Eco-Conscious

          - The Hottest Green Careers Today

          - Top 10 Greenest Places to Work and Live

          - Job Interview?  Find Out How Green The Company Is

          - Greening Your Vocabulary: What the Global Citizen Needs to Know

3.  Career/Industry Categories:


          - Alternate Fuels (Biofuels, Geothermal, Hydroelectric, Solar, Wind)

          - Environmental Conservation

          - Environmental Engineering

          - Environmental Law

          - Environmental Planning and Land Use   

          - Environmental Science

          - Green Building Design and Construction (Retrofitting Buildings)

          - Transportation Systems Planning

          - Urban Planning

4.  Top four-year and two-year colleges for green programs of study, with profiles including data on:

          - Degree/License/Certificate

          - Costs

          - Financial Aid

          - Admissions Requirements

          - Application and Information

          - Green Campus Organizations/Projects

          - Union Programs for Training and Retraining

5.  State and Federal Funding for Workplace Training

6.  Results from Peterson's Survey of Sustainability Efforts in Higher Education (sent to a universe of about 4,000 respondents: all UG2 & UG4 schools in the U.S. and Canada)

7.  Lists of organizations involved in and promoting sustainability (different from those in the profiles) and listing of green industry job boards.



(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:58 -0400)

"Explore exclusive data on green 4-year and 2-year colleges, including academic programs, student services, energy use, recycling, and much more. Examine ini-depth profiles of professional and skilled green careers, including job trends, work environments, and earning potential. Raise your "Sustainability IQ" with no-nonsense articles about finding green employers, eco-conscious measures you can take, and tips on green careers and campus life."--Cover.… (more)

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