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dle, president of Greenjobs.com, “but hydrogen and fuel cell
8) Better Builders: Design and
production are still in the nascent stages.” Job seekers will
Construction
have an easier time breaking into the renewables industry via
Green builders already have a competitive advantage over
marketing and sales. Workers also are needed to install and
traditional builders in both commercial and residential are-
maintain solar panels and wind turbines, and certifi cation is
nas, advises Ashley Katz, manager of communications for the
readily available.
U.S. Green Building Council. That advantage will continue
to grow as sustainable, energy-effi cient building practices
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become the norm. Opportunities exist for green-minded en-
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gineers, contractors, architects and designers as well as more
Alliance, 415-
employees in service businesses making green products and
371-1700, Apol-
materials.
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Connect: U.S. Green Building Council, 1-800-795-1747,
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usgbc.org.
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Connect: Lewis & Clark Law School, 503-768-6600;
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6) Green Geeks: Information Technology
“People think there is some kind of mystery, ‘Where are
the green jobs?” says Marie Kerpan, founder of consulting
practice Green Careers. “There are a bazillion companies
where you can take your skills and put it to work in a green
company.” She particularly notes opportunities in outreach,
fundraising and political awareness.
Connect: EcoVentures International, 202-667-0802,
Eco-Ventures.org.
7) Eco Educators: Green Learning
Sustainability coordinators have been joining the ranks of
educational institutions looking to go green. Although not
many schools offer degrees in sustainability, that’s begin-
ning to change; more schools are either converting existing
programs or starting new ones.
Connect: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability
in Higher Education, aashe.org, 859-258-2551, aashe.org;
Presidio School of Management, 415-561-6555, PresidioM-
BA.org.
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