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Does the knowledge economy advance the green economy? An evaluation of green jobs in the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the United States

  • Australian National University
  • Wageningen University

Institutions of higher education are significant economic engines and innovative places in local economies: they directly employ large numbers of people, often with well-paying jobs; they are magnets for businesses ...

  • Posted March 15, 2019
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Engaging Students and Low-Income Community Members: Successes in Conservation and Social Equity

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The FLOWS program (Foundation for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability), is made up of diverse CU Boulder Environmental Center student staff and historically marginalized community members that team up ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Professional Skills in Sustainability

  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • AASHE (PA)

There is often a mismatch between the learning outcomes of higher education programs and the professional skills required for sustainability jobs. This webinar provides an overview of professional skills in ...

  • Posted Sept. 6, 2018
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Boot Camp Trainees Pitch Ideas to Potential Employer

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

Virginia Tech students Tyneshia Griffin and Virginia Pellington pitch their ideas to the Sustainability Boot Camp's Founding Partner, Trane, during an on-site Think Tank Challenge in Ashland, VA. The ...


Career Paths in Sustainability

  • Duke University (NC)

The Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment at Duke University provides guidance for students on exploring careers in sustainability. She emphasizes the connections between ...

  • Posted May 8, 2018
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Green Industries Career Fair!

  • Suffolk County Community College (NY)

During the Month of April Career Services and Office of Sustainability joined together to host a Career specific Job Fair, called “Green Industries Job Fair”. Our goal was to connect ...

  • Posted April 30, 2018
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2016 National Solar Jobs Census

The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual update on employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. The Solar Jobs Census ...


A Multidisciplinary Approach to Sustainability Education for Public Two-Year Colleges

  • Seminole State College of Florida (FL)

Even as an increasing number of employers seek personnel skilled in renewable energy technologies and sustainable design, companies overwhelmingly hire individuals for 'green jobs' who possess that knowledge within the ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Energizing Campuses & Communities Through More Meaningful and Applied Learning

  • Skyline College (CA)
  • Strategic Energy Innovations (CA)

This networking meeting is open to all campus stakeholders interested in the Energize Colleges program. Current and potential future campus partners are invited to discuss year one successes and challenges ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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How a New Learning Lab Becomes a Continuous Career Fair and Sustainability Jobs Hub

  • Sacramento City College (CA)
  • Trane (TX)

The Sacramento City College Mechanical Electrical Technology (MET) Program has been in place for decades. In recent years, enrollment has leveled off but local industry still has a relative high ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Market Data: Building Energy Management Systems

This report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for building energy management systems (BEMSs), examining technology trends, and providing forecasts, segmented by region, offering type, and customer type, through ...

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2017
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Green Chemistry Research Report

This market assessment by Pike Research estimates the current size of the green chemical industry - which includes waste minimization in the chemical production process; replacement of existing products with less ...

  • Posted Oct. 25, 2017
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Careers in Sustainability: Current Job Trends and Future Growth

This report, based on interviews with 658 Canadian organizations, provides insight on key sustainability employment trends in Canada. It finds that over 50,000 professionals spend 50% or more of ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2017
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Careers in organic food production

This article describes the workers who are involved in producing organic food, certifying it, and bringing it to consumers. Although the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2017
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2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report

  • United States Department of Energy (DC)

The 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) finds that the Traditional Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors today employ approximately 6.4 million Americans. These sectors increased in 2016 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2017
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Now Hiring: The Growth of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs

  • Environmental Defense Fund (NC)

This report examines the growth of sustainability jobs in the United States. Key findings include:

  • Sustainability jobs represent a large and growing portion of the U.S. workforce across multiple ...
  • Posted Sept. 21, 2017
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Solar Training and Hiring Insights 2017

This report aims to increase understanding of U.S. solar training, hiring practices, and market trends to help the industry make better, more informed decisions. It aggregates and analyzes data ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2017
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Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2017

Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the ...

  • Posted Sept. 11, 2017
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Students see promise in careers in the business of sustainability

  • Colby College (ME)
  • College of the Atlantic (ME)
  • Unity College (ME)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) (PA)

Two small, isolated Maine colleges that focus on sustainability and the environment know they aren’t for everyone.

Students have to work in the local community, where they experience the ...

  • Posted April 20, 2017
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Sustainability Career Resources List

  • U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
  • Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) (PA)

This Google sheet lists job boards focused on sustainability as well as related resources.


2015 National Solar Jobs Census

  • George Washington University (DC)

The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2015 is the sixth annual update of current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. It found that ...


Energy Efficiency Jobs in America

This report finds that energy efficiency is a massive employer with 1.9 million jobs nationwide and thousands of jobs in each and every state. The report, based on U ...

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2017
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Clean Jobs America: A comprehensive analysis of clean energy jobs in America

In this comprehensive analysis of clean energy and clean transportation jobs, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) finds that more than 2.5 million Americans now work in clean energy at businesses across ...

  • Posted Jan. 27, 2017
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The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America

  • The Pew Charitable Trusts (DC)

Despite a lack of sustained policy attention and investment, the emerging clean energy economy has grown considerably - extending to all 50 states, engaging a wide variety of workers and generating ...

  • Posted Jan. 27, 2017
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Sustainability is everyone's job, but some get paid for it

  • Macalester College (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

Employees whose sole job is to improve "ecofriendliness" are popping up at colleges and businesses in Minnesota and elsewhere.


Job Market Sees Growing Demand For Sustainability Managers

Way back before the turn of the century (when we partied like it was 1999), I could count the number of real "sustainability managers" on my fingers and toes and ...

  • Posted April 15, 2016
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POWER Careers in Sustainability: Inviting the Next Generation to be Agents of Change

  • University of Virginia (VA)

Interest in sustainability in government, industry, and higher education has led to a rapid expansion of employment opportunities for sustainability professionals. Yet many young people, who may be considering their ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Achieving Sustainability-related Employment- How School of Sustainability at ASU achieves success in employment for graduates.

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The desired end result is career employment for graduates with degrees in sustainability. Yet we continually hear that green jobs and opportunities are limited and stagnant at best. At the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Educating Energy Professionals of the Future

  • The Ohio State University (OH)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Xcel Energy

What's needed in our programs to educate future energy leaders? How will the gap of 50% of the utility workforce retiring in the next decade be filled? How can ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Summit Closing - Leading an Impact Life: Landing a Green Job and Speaking Truth to Power

  • Bard College (NY)
  • AASHE (PA)

How can I get a job saving the planet? Keynote speaker Dr. Eban Goodstein will detail a strategy on how to build the sustainability career you want, in the place ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Self-Care, Resiliency and Emotional Intelligence Into Your Sustainability Career and Advocacy

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Sustainability issues have reached a critical peak of importance. We need all hands on deck to address the urgent goals of environmental justice by utilizing the best political and personal ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability meets employability: developing career readiness skills in our students

  • University of South Carolina (SC)

At the University of South Carolina we've developed a high impact coaching program for students to develop skills employers seek, while working on projects to further the impact of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Integrating sustainability education and workforce development: filling the gaps in research and education

  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

The green economy remains a poorly defined and it remains unclear what a green economy would look like. The most optimistic outlooks argue that it will be built on a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Revisioning Development of Professional Skills in Graduate University Programs

  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)

Within the pedagogical community, a problem exists about how to train specialists who are academically qualified and creative, and how to provide students with more opportunities to develop a broader ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Preparing for the Real World: Kickstarting Your Sustainability Career Pathway

  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

While students will still have to determine the exact career they would like to pursue, and maybe pick out what they will wear on interview day, at the end of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Reduction in Campus Labs—Equipment Inventory and the UF Freezer Challenge

  • University of Florida (FL)

In 2014, the University of Florida implemented a pilot program of the Freezer Challenge. This friendly competition is geared towards university lab staff around the nation to encourage good laboratory ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Changing the Rules: How to Get Your Green Job

  • Bard College (NY)

The planet needs saving, and you need a job. What is your first step? Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, will discuss getting started in a ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Community Sustainability in the Post Graduate World – How Does a Liberal Arts Education Matter?

  • Middlebury College (VT)

A higher education degree is a big investment. The value and relevance of that investment is a key concern of many students and their families. The numbers say that it ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using Bluegrass Music to Power Careers in Sustainable Energy

  • Portland State University (OR)

This presentation will analyze the problems of human capital flight and ecological decline in the coal fields of Appalachia. An affective strategy for engaging these economic and ecological problems using ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How to Build a Career Saving the Planet? Just Ask

  • Bard College (NY)

What skills and experiences do you need to become people of power, people with the ability to affect the future, within five to ten years? What does it take to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Turning Your Passion Into a Paycheck

  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)

Have you initiated or been part of a successful sustainability initiative on campus or in your community? Are you unsure about how your passion as a student leader translates into ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Story of Self: Defining Your Story to Connect to the Sustainability Movement and Advance Your Career

  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

Every person has taken their own path to develop passion and drive in the sustainability field or chosen career. In “Story of Self,” we will define and leverage each journey ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Breaking into the Sustainability and Higher Education Profession

  • Northwestern University (IL)

After speaking with numerous sustainability coordinators and directors, it has become clear that this emerging field brings in creative, hardworking, and versatile professionals from varying backgrounds. This is both exciting ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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IGEN Career Pathways: Building Partnerships to Prepare Learners for High-Skill and High-Demand Green Jobs

  • College of Lake County (IL)
  • Heartland Community College (IL)

Discover how the Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) Career Pathways Initiative, a collaboration of 17 Illinois community colleges, will develop, share and implement more than 30 online-hybrid associate degrees and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Transitioning To Impact: From Classrooms To Careers In Sustainability

  • Davidson College (NC)

This presentation introduces Davidson College's new Sustainability Scholars program and examines how it successfully transitions students from the classroom into sustainability careers. Sustainability Scholars are undergraduate students who address ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Green Bridges: Sustainability Career Paths for Students in Higher Education

  • Green Training Associates LLC

Students seeking sustainability careers need supporting processes, tools and resources to enable them to follow appropriate educational paths and prepare them with the competencies, qualifications and relevant degrees/certificates to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Green Bridges: Sustainability Career Solutions

  • Green Training Associates LLC

The poster represents the approach taken by the Sustainability Career Paths Initiative of New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS) headed by Pam Sammarco, Green Training Associates, LLC and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Experience to Green Career

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

We have all had that amazing student who has worked so hard for their university on sustainable programming. Now, that student is a senior about to graduate into an economy ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Pathways to Green Careers: Transforming Campus Service Learning into Green Workforce Training

  • Alliance to Save Energy (CA)

The demand for a highly skilled workforce in the energy sector and green industries is rapidly growing as the nation moves towards a greener economy. Students involved in our multi-campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Problem-based, innovative teaching strategies for preparing high performance building technicians for sustainable jobs

  • Laney College (CA)

HVAC technicians and building operators present high-wage, high-demand occupations that are traditionally overlooked in the sustainability education context. Yet, building technicians play an increasingly important role in the sustainable operations ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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