The Green Business and Career Handbook

Posted on October 25, 2016 By thesuccessmanual Topic: Green Living, Handbook

Going green is nso more a matter of liking. Going green is an inevitability that businesses all around the world are slowly but surely warming up to. This simple handbook lists essential resources for green careers and green businesses. Hope you will find this resource helpful.

Green Yourself First
- Cut down on the commute.
- Look for ways to green your own communityneighborhood.
- Do your research.
- Start small.
- Be creative.
- Start a green business - It is not only about a green job. Green businesses give green jobs.

Basics of Green Careers
Get a Job: Top 10 Guides to Finding the Perfect Eco Career http://www.takepart.com/blog/2008/06/03/top-10-guides-to-finding-the-perfect-eco-career/
21 Places to Look for Green Volunteering Opportunities http://college.monster.com/education/articles/275-21-places-to-look-for-green-volunteering-opportunities
Who is a Green-collar worker? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green-collar_worker
Green Careers Guide http://www.greencareersguide.com/
American Green Careers http://americangreencareers.com/
ClimateBiz http://www.climatebiz.com/ How businesses can become more green and what to do about the business of climate change.
Green Degree [new green degrees and training opportunities] http://greendegree.com/
Green Business Guide: From the US Government http://www.business.gov/guides/environment
15 Green Business Founders http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/09/18/bizfounders
How to Land a Green-Collar Job : Tips from the American Solar Energy Society. http://www.ases.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107&Itemid=16

News about Green Issues

Green Collar Blog http://www.greencollarblog.org/
Grist http://www.grist.org/
TreeHugger Business and Politics http://www.treehugger.com/business_politics/?dcitc=th_nav_business
ScienceDaily Sustainability News http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/sustainability/
TechnicalGreen.net ( news about the green tech industry) http://www.technicalgreen.net/
Environmental News Network http://www.enn.com/
The Worldwatch Institute’s Green Economy News site http://blogs.worldwatch.org/greeneconomy/
Yahoo! Green http://green.yahoo.com/
Earth2Tech http://earth2tech.com
Ecopreneurist http://ecopreneurist.com

Social Networking on Green Issues
Causecast http://www.causecast.org/
Take Part http://www.takepart.com/
Zosa http://www.zoosa.org/
Changemakers http://www.changemakers.com/
Razoo http://www.razoo.com

Job Sites for Green jobs
@GreenJobs : Follow this Twitter feed to get green career news and job posts. http://twitter.com/GreenJobs
TreeHugger Job Board http://jobs.treehugger.com/
Green Job Network http://www.greenjobs.net
SustainableEnergyJobs.com http://www.sustainableenergyjobs.com/
Veterans Green Jobs http://veteransgreenjobs.org/
Green Jobs http://www.greenjobs.com/public/index.aspx
Green Jobs Network http://www.greenjobs.net/
Jobs for Change http://jobs.change.org/
SolarJobs.com http://www.solarjobs.com/
Orion Grassroots Network http://www.oriongrassroots.org/
Green Collar Economy http://www.greencollareconomy.com
Greening Jobs http://greeningjobs.blogspot.com
Big Green Switch [UK] http://www.biggreenswitch.co.uk/jobs
EcoEmploy.com http://www.ecoemploy.com

Government Resources for Green Careers
United States Environmental Protection Agency has a job board http://www.epa.gov/careers/
U.S. Department of Energy http://www.energy.gov/
U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy http://www.eere.energy.gov/
EPA State Environmental Agencies http://www.epa.gov/epahome/state.htm
EPA's Pollution Prevention Guide http://www.epa.gov/p2/
EPA's Spills, Disposal and Site Cleanup Guide http://www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration http://www.noaa.gov/opportunities.html
USDA [For businesses involved in agriculture or food production] http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
Science.gov http://www.science.gov/browse/w_123.htm
Natural Resources Conservation Service http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

MIT Open Courseware for Green Careers
Introduction to Environmental History:How the environment influences society and vice versa http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/History/21H-421Spring2004/CourseHome/index.htm
Environment and Society: The environmental and social impacts of industrial society. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Urban-Studies-and-Planning/11-122Environment-and-SocietyFall2002/CourseHome/
Environmental Justice:Environmental policy and planning. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Urban-Studies-and-Planning/11-368Fall-2004/CourseHome/index.htm
Sustainable Energy: Economic, political, technical and social aspects of sustainable energy. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Chemical-Engineering/10-391JSpring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm
Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings: How to design and build when you learn the fundamentals of energy in structures. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Architecture/4-42JFundamentals-of-Energy-in-BuildingsFall2003/CourseHome/index.htm
Environmental Politics and Policy: How environmental legislation is passed. http://mitocw.vocw.edu.vn/OcwWeb/Political-Science/17-32Environmental-Politics-and-PolicySpring2003/CourseHome/index.htm
Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-725JFall-2004/CourseHome/
Fundamentals of Ecology http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-018JFall2003/CourseHome/index.htm
Project Evaluations: How to evaluate civil engineering projects according to social and environmental factors. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-011Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm
Transport Processes in the Environment: Learn safe solutions for transporting goods. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-061Fall-2008/CourseHome/

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