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From Employee to Green Entrepreneur
By: CareerCast.com
Environmental issues are front and center of our lives in the 21 st century. Once people realize the impact of global warming and climate change on the planet, it’s a short step to wanting to actively do something about it. But if you can’t afford to spend your life working for change without payment, the ideal way to combine your passion with a way to earn a living is to find “green” jobs. As renewable energy takes off and becomes mainstream, more jobs are opening up, with great potential for a future career as a green entrepreneur. Here are some ... more
Hydro In Connecticut On The Rise
By: CareerCast.com
Connecticut has rewritten its renewable energy policy to boost hydropower from Canada. The Senate approved legislation 26-6 on Tuesday, sending the measure to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy who has strongly endorsed it and will sign it into law. Environmentalists fought the measure, demanding that the state use the clout of its renewable energy portfolio to help promote locally generated solar and wind power. Connecticut's renewable energy portfolio, established in 1998, was intended to finance new and clean renewable power by guaranteeing markets. CONTINUE READING AT NEWSOK.COMmore
Solar Power Among Fastest Growing Sub-Sectors Of American Economy
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The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, has released its fifth annual National Solar Jobs Census. The Census found that the U.S. solar industry employed 173,807 Americans in 2014, a figure that includes the addition of more than 31,000 solar jobs over the previous year, representing 21.8 percent growth in solar industry employment since November 2013. Solar employment grew nearly 20 times faster than the national average employment growth rate of 1.1 percent in the same period. "The solar industry has once again proven to be a powerful engine of economic growth and job creation," ... more
High Paying Green Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
The green economy is a growing fast as companies discover that there's a financial and marketing benefit to improving the sustainability of their operations. And green jobs aren't all found in clean-tech companies, as many employers are trying to improve their environmental footprint. What you will find is that there is a rapidly growing demand for people with backgrounds in engineering, law and even the technical trades to support the construction of LEED certified buildings and install solar power and wind power generators, as well as other aspects of the growing green economy. Here are five new green opportunities that ... more
Green Jobs For Veterans
By: CareerCast.com
While veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the nation, the 2.6 million troops who served in the years following 9/11 are having a much tougher time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), veterans 34 and under face a higher unemployment rate than civilians. The youngest (18-24 years of age) are unemployed at a rate of 20%, almost five percentage points higher than non-veterans of the same age group. When veterans come home they often expect to continue their jobs in the military, only to find they need additional training to meet national ... more
Build A Green Resume
By: CareerCast.com
ou’ve created a resume packed with technical and specialized jargon and qualifications. You’ve reviewed it, polished it, and obtained feedback from a friend in the industry about what to include and what not to include. You’ve updated its format and made one suitable for online posting (without your personal address at the top, using arial or calibri font, and with minimal text formatting). Now what? Use a combination of both online and in-person methods to promote your resume to locate a green technology job. Searching Online You can search online to locate green technology job opportunities, information about companies that ... more
Where the Hot Green Jobs Are!
By: CareerCast.com
Green may be a cool color, but it's red-hot when it comes to the job market. The global green economy, already worth well over $1 trillion per year, is expected to double by 2020 to $2.7 trillion. This growth factor creates a healthy outlook for jobs as companies compete to meet the demand for sustainable products and services. Some high paying green jobs are traditional occupations with a sustainable twist, while other occupations were created by the new green economy. Power Farming The process of harvesting wind and solar power gives rise to a wide range of jobs. Engineers and ... more
Hydropower Bill To Boost Development And Hiring
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A House committee is advancing a bill from U.S. Rep. Steve Daines that would allow hydropower projects in more local irrigation districts. Daines said Wednesday that the measure cleared the House Natural Resources Committee. It is one of the measures advancing in Congress to lift restrictions on hydropower development in Bureau of Reclamation irrigation systems built by the government after 1939. CONTINUE READING AT NEWSOK.COMmore
Hydraulic Engineering Can Lead To A Green Career
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Arturo Leon, assistant professor in the school of civil engineering and construction engineering at Oregon State University, says hydraulic engineering continues to evolve but the past is often not far behind. “Some of the developments are recent but we’re still using work that goes back a hundred years and just improving on some of it,” he says. “That’s part of what’s so fascinating,” says Leon, adding, “If you have a fear of water, this wouldn’t likely be for you. However, if you’re excited by what covers roughly 70% of the planet — and is both one of our greatest assets ... more
Ways To Be Green At Work: Bring A Coffee Cup
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Those searching for ways to be green at work can start by thinking black. Coffee consumption results in a considerable amount of office waste that can be easily remedied. The morning cup of coffee is a ritual for millions that borders on necessity, depending on who you talk to. Often the morning cup of coffee turns into the morning cups of coffee, with paper and Styrofoam cups getting one-time use before heading to the trash can. Bringing a reusable mug to the office might seem like a minor gesture, but as a PayScale.com report details , it can be one ... more