Friday, May 15, 2009

Anya Kamenetz: Ten Best Green Jobs for the Next Decade

(Found via - original from FastCompany - excerpt:)

"It's time to bail out the people and the planet," says Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems. We agree, and this guide to to sustainability-focused career paths will help retrofit and solar-charge your work life.

- Farmer
- Forester
- Solar Power Installer -
- Energy Efficiency Builder Buildings account for up to 48 percent of US energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. LEED, the major green building certification, has over 43,000 accredited professionals. But the cutting edge in efficient buildings goes far beyond LEED. Buildings constructed according to Passivhaus and MINERGIE-P standards in Germany and Switzerland, respectively, use between 75% and 95% less heat energy than a similar building constructed to the latest codes in the US.
- Wind Turbine Fabricator
- Conservation Biologist
- Green MBA and Entrepeneur
Recycler The total number of recycling jobs in the United States is at more than 1 million, according to recent reports (PDF, right click to save).
- Sustainability Systems Developer The green economy needs a cadre of specialized software developers and engineers who design, build, and maintain the networks of sensors and stochastic modeling that underpin wind farms, smart energy grids, congestion pricing and other systems substituting intelligence for natural resources. Coders with experience using large scale enterprise resource planning have an edge here, as well as developers familiar with open source and web 2.0 applications.
- Urban Planner
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Thursday, May 14, 2009


This blog is set up to be a co-operative effort. For that reason, it is as open as possible. 

As a general guideline, here are the Unesco Manifesto 2000 six keypoints:

- Respect all Life

- Reject Violence

- Share with Others

- Listen to Understand

- Preserve the Planet

- Rediscover Solidarity