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

What Types of Skills are Best for a Sustainability Studies Major?

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If the idea of contributing to solutions for real environmental change appeals to you, then becoming a sustainability studies major might be the right fit for you. What’s the best way to thrive as a sustainability studies major and set …

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How I Made “Going Green” Into a Full-time Career

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Hannah Debelius—Sustainability Outreach and Communications Manager at American University—has always loved the environment.

“As a kid, I was always dirty from climbing around in tree forts and making mud pies,” Debelius says. But she didn’t know she could turn her …

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Virtual Career Fair: National Labs + Federal Facilities

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Are you a current or recently graduated student looking for a paid STEM internship or research opportunity?

Join us from 12-3 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 13, 2019, for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Virtual Recruitment Fair …

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3 Sustainability Innovations (By L’Oréal) That Are Making A Positive Environmental Impact

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Finding a job that combines impact with
innovation isn’t easy, but that’s what Danielle managed to do when she became
the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at L’Oréal USA.

Danielle has spent her career helping
companies make sustainability …

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Seattle Space Startup Weekend 2019

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Looking for more experience in technology and how to manage startups? Check out the Seattle Space Startup Weekend in partnership with Google for Startups here in Seattle. This is a weekend long experience from November 15th to the 17th that …

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