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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 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 the 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


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Environmental Career Resources

Check Out EnvironmentalCareer.com

We have been connecting leading environmental, conservation, and sustainability employers with top candidates for over 40 years.

The Environmental Career Center provides employers and job seekers with comprehensive career, and staffing services in the environmental, sustainability, natural …

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Pursuing Social Justice Through Service: A panel with Peace Corps, City Year and Teach for America

Are you interested in making an impact after graduation?

3pm on Wednesday December 2nd: Peace Corps, City Year and Teach for America will cohost a information session and panel discussion about service opportunities available to UW graduates.

Learn how you …

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Brian Bartley UW Stratigic Recruiter
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Green Job Boards You Should Be Utilizing (Shared Article from The Balance Careers)


Want to land a job in the growing “green” technology sector?

If so, then you must check out this list of 9 websites featuring listing for environmentally friendly companies. Some of the names on this list solely …

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CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Check Out Green Jobs for More Opportunities in Environmental Sciences

We Are Green Jobs

Green Jobs Network is the #1 global community of professionals dedicated to environmental and social impact. Find or post a job today on our job boards for environmental jobs and social impact jobs.

Our Services

Green …

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Featured Classes

Green Jobs for Sustainable Careers

Fulya Kocak Gin
Looking for a greener job? Why wait when the world is hiring? Climate change and sustainability are transforming today’s economy,…

Sustainability for Design, Construction, and Manufacturing

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Design, construction, and manufacturing are vital industries, but have you wondered about ways to make them sustainable while adding value?…

Stay Ahead in Sustainability & Green Building

The world is facing many environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve our lives…

The Employee’s Guide to Sustainability

Elizabeth Bagley
Companies around the world view sustainability as a strategic imperative. This course is for employees who want to support that…

Learning Design for Sustainability

Scott Boylston
The world is facing a number of environmental, economic, and social challenges. Our future depends on sustainable solutions that improve…

Student Stories & Advice

Peyton R

Student Stories & Advice
  • Master's of Science in Energy & Sustainability Northwestern University

Ashleigh Bell

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry University of Colorado, Boulder

Tanner Poling

Student Stories & Advice
  • AUV Operations Engineer Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Evan Mickelson

Student Stories & Advice
  • Electrical Engineer Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Featured Resources

Sustainability / Energy / Conservation Search Engines

Energy Jobs Network

The Energy Jobs Network (EJN) has been helping employers find qualified candidates for their energy related positions …

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Sustainability/Conservation/Energy Career Goals

Many different types of organizations, companies and agencies provide scholarship opportunities to support students in preparing for careers related to …

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Sustainability/Conservation/Energy

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform. You can access an Environmental Science practice interview.

Sustainability / Conservation / Energy Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in sustainability/conservation/energy.

College of the Environment

Jobs postings, tips and advice and information on the annual UW Environmental Career Fair.