Green at Work: Finding a Business Career that Works for the by Susan Cohn

By Susan Cohn

Green at paintings, released by way of Island Press in 1992, used to be the 1st resource of knowledge to aid nontechnical yet environmentally involved task seekers find out about profession possibilities with environmental businesses or in the newly rising "green" company tradition. Now solely revised and increased, this necessary quantity back bargains worthy instruments and techniques for launching a eco-friendly career.

Susan Cohn has extended her scope past the company global to ascertain environmentally concentrated, nontechnical careers in a large choice of fields, together with communications, banking and finance, consulting, public coverage, non-profit, and extra. This thoroughly up-to-date variation contains:

  • profiles of greater than 70 members that illustrate how humans have woven their talents, values, and passions into their paintings
  • listings of greater than four hundred businesses with touch names, addresses, telephone numbers, info on what the corporate does, and its environmental courses and rules
  • listings of greater than 50 assets, together with businesses, courses, and different resources of data
  • a bibliography of instructed readings

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She is a committed environmentalist who lives with her two children in the Bryansk Oblast region of Russia, where the Chernobyl nuclear plant meltdown has contaminated water and agricultural systems. Dr. Zhirina teaches people in her region preventative measures to mitigate contamination: She instructs them to minimize the risk of toxins in food by washing and peeling all fruit and vegetables; and she instructs homeowners to water down the dust in the play areas for their children so that the children do not breathe toxins present in the soil.

Ask yourself what you most enjoy doing. What is your passion? Do you enjoy, for example, writing, designing, managing people, managing money, or marketing products or services? Asking these questions and following through on your answers will help you narrow your career search to specific fields and organizations. It will also help keep you focused and on track through rough times, which are inevitable in any career. When you are clear about your interests, that knowledge can help to inspire, guide, and support you both in your current job and when you are in the midst of a career transition.

Much of the exciting work to be done lies beyond known boundaries. That is where many new jobs will be created, new communities formed, and new hope generated. People need to educate themselves by reading, talking to others, taking classes, asking questions, being curious, and following their instincts. As our environmental problems become more harmful to human health and ecosystem stability, we need all people to be environmentally literate. As we examine global environmental problems, we may begin to use the catalysts of empowerment, education, employment, and creativity to ensure that environmental integrity becomes a human right.

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