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

Come Join The University of Washington + U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Conservation Careers Symposium

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RSVP below to attend the Conservation Careers Symposium with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

October 30 11a-1:30p PT

Agenda

– Welcome (CCS Coordinators and staff introductions; Review agenda and logistics; Student introductions; Leadership address)

– U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service …

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Check out National Campus Sustainability Events at UW

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October is National Campus Sustainability Month, and there are several events coming up showcasing sustainability efforts across UW! Information on a few are below, or visit green.uw.edu/fair  to see the full list. Please share these with your students:

 

Tuesday, …

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Yale School of the Environment Lists Out Great Places to Find Eco Jobs

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Looking for Environmental Jobs Check Out Conservation Job Board!

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Our Mission
We launched Conservation Job Board in 2010 with 2 goals in mind:
Help conservation professionals discover great employment opportunities in ecology, wildlife, forestry, marine biology, environmental education, and related fields.
Help employers recruit highly qualified environmental professionals to …

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Apply for Funding from the Environmental Justice Fund 2020

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The Environmental Justice Fund 2020

A program of the City of Seattle. Administered by The Bullitt Foundation. 

 

The Environmental Justice Fund is now accepting applications and the deadline to apply is Friday, September 25! There is $500,000 in funding available …

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