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Sustainability / Conservation / Energy

Welcome to the Sustainability, Conservation and Energy interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that 1) Provide sufficient amounts of energy for today's world without undermining environmental integrity or draining future resources. 2) Produce a good or service that benefits the environment or conserves natural resources. This good or service could be renewable energy, pollution reduction, an organic product, or environmental compliance. 3) Reduce the environmental impact of an organization’s production processes. Responsibilities might include establishing cost-cutting initiatives such as energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, waste management, or resource conservation.

People who pursue careers in Sustainability/Conservation/Energy may focus on helping organizations and companies run more efficiently, thereby increasing their profits, pleasing their customer base, and creating a sense of well-being among the community. They may focus on issues ranging from reducing ecological footprint and minimizing pollution to working directly on environmental and sustainability issues in various sectors, or in areas like solar energy, wind power, hydropower and more.

These jobs exist in emerging green sectors and in traditional sectors such as manufacturing, technology, insurance, and state and federal government, making the world of sustainability/conservation/energy one that is both deeply rooted in our day-to-day life and the subject of much innovation and research.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): Air Quality Forecaster; Aquatic Biologist; Biofuel Production Operator; Ecotourism Guide; Environmental Public Relations Specialist; Geoscientist; Hydrographic Surveyor; Landscape Architect; Soil Conservation Technician' Sustainability Program Coordinator; Watershed Manager; Watershed Science Technician; Wetland Specialist; Wind Energy Engineer

7 jobs for people who have green thumbs (Shared Article from Monster)

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Written by Catherine Conlan, Monster contributor. For the original article click here. 

Gardening and landscaping jobs offer the kind of work you can really dig into.

If you love to work outside and prefer grass and plant life over wall-to-wall carpeting and …

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31 Companies With Impactful Initiatives to Support Their LGBTQ Employees (Shared Article from RippleMatch)

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Written by Danielle Agugliaro

These companies not only welcome employees of all identities, but will continuously stand behind them.

To create the best workplace culture and community, every employee should feel supported and valued by their employer. However, a study …

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Check out the LGBTQIA+ Outdoor/ Environmental Job Seekers and Job Board

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Created by Pattie Gonia

As a way to bring LGBTQIA+ community members into the workforce, this job board has postings from Patagonia to the Nature Conservancy and AmeriCorps. Check out this comprehensive list here!

LGBTQIA+ Outdoor/Environmental Job Board 

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Breaking into the environment sector: tips from the graduates that made it (Shared Article from The Guardian)

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For the original article click here. 

Recent IEMA Graduate Award finalists give some insight into their background and how that has led them to success
Do you have experience in your field? Environment professionals recommend graduates get involved in the …
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What is your creative solution for clean, sustainable, and accessible energy? Participate in the Siemens STEAM Energy Competition!

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The world’s electricity consumption was 24,739 terawatt hours in 2018; a 127% increase from 1990 (https://www.iea.org/world). The pressure to responsibly produce the energy the world requires in an environmentally conscious way is greater than ever. Considering the amount of the …

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