Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He also edits Energyrefuge.com, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy and Elpis.org, a recycled paper bag/magazine distributed from health food stores in London, formerly his hometown for over a decade....
Is Your Dream Job a Green Job? It May Well Be
A lot of people would like to not just live sustainably, but also work sustainably by having a job that makes a difference for the planet and the people. The options are many but it can be confusing. Many people don't quite know what a green job is and what kind of opportunities are available out there.
A survey by Harris Decima, a Canadian market research company, shows that while 68 per cent of Canadian teens surveyed believe jobs in the environmental sector are increasing, they don't feel they know enough about the types of jobs available. 88 per cent said that more access to information about environmental jobs would be good.
In order to increase access to this type of information, Green Living Enterprise is organizing the Green Jobs Forum an event at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on September 17th to help students better understand the green job market. It is a comprehensive, multi-sector platform for business leaders, visionaries and teachers to connect and exchange their knowledge with the next generation.
Visitors will be able to check out opportunities, watch presentations, interact with leaders and mentors in the private, public and non-profit sectors within a range of industries, including Alternative Energy, Green Building & Energy Auditing, Urban Planning & Transportation, Agri-Food & Horticulture, Environmental Protection & Conservation, Business & Finance, Health & Education, Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The Job Pavillion will host up to 60 organizations to offer information about recruitment, job search help, environmental education, volunteering and networking.
The fact is that in almost every sector there is a green job to be had. As demand for a cleaner economy increases, fossil fuel reserves dwindle and clean technology evolves, this is a sector that is likely to expand, offering exciting opportunities for those who want to do good and earn a living at the same time.
Image credit: Green Jobs Forum