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

Types of Entry-Level Jobs for Sustainability-Related Majors

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Being a sustainability studies major opens the door to a wide range of opportunities. From science to business to journalism, odds are, there’s a way to channel your passion for sustainability studies into the career path that’s most exciting to …

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Undergraduate Community-Based Internships: Multiple Paid Internships for UW Students! Apply Today!

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The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce the application period for Undergraduate Community-Based Internships (UCBI). If you are interested in working with nonprofit and public sector organizations, please read on —

UCBI is a paid internship …

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2019 UW Sustainability Fair

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Join us for the 2019 UW Sustainability Fair on October 16 in wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, the UW Intellectual House, to celebrate sustainability efforts across the University of Washington. Visit with dozens of UW departments, student groups and organizations to learn about their …

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What does a Conservation Officer do?

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Let’s find out!

Courtesy of the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, below is a job profile for this role.

“Conservation Officers (Fish and Game Wardens) can be found patrolling the lands and waters of the state day and …

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Get involved with environmental student groups

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Do you want to explore areas of interest related to the environment? Do you want to make friends, network, and become part of a community? Are you interested in developing skills in the areas of leadership, event planning, communication, or …

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