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Careers in sustainability are now firmly planted in the mainstream.  The Greener Careers collection is chock-full of resources and tools to help you navigate this exciting sector. To see the latest in job listings, be sure to check out's green job board.


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  • GreenBiz looks at the salary, role, challenges, and trends of corporate sustainability execs.

  • From demographics to pay rates, this survey looks at the latest trends among sustainability professionals in 2011.

  • This report from Green for All, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the University of Massachusetts explores how investments in energy efficiency, clean technology and public transportation can raise the standard of living for everyone in the United States.

  • This study, conducted by the U.S. Green Building Council and Booz Allen Hamilton, predicts that the green building industry will be responsible for the creation or support of 7.9 million jobs, contributing $554 billion to the U.S. GDP, in the next four years.

  • The aging of the boomer generation is converging with a growing urgency around efforts to reduce energy use and carbon production. WIth green jobs being a natural fit for many boomers seeking encore careers, this paper focuses on eight emerging encore career opportunities in the green economy.

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  • Ellen Weinreb identifies companies that have found over $100 million in savings stemming from employee’s suggestions. She highlights sustainability innovations as well as the systems that support the capturing of ideas.

  • The role of companies and local governments in promoting economic and workforce development.

  • Live from the State of Green Business Forum in San Francisco, green jobs advocate Van Jones speaks with Joel Makower about how green jobs can benefit people, the economy and the environment.

  • A trip across India looking for energy and environmental innovations leads to the creation of a energy efficiency platform that provides real-time access to energy use data.

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  • (Episode 101): Since its founding six years ago, the Presidio Graduate School has been at the forefront of sustainability business education, and Seyed Amiry, the head of the school, talks about the future of green business education, especially in tough economic times.

  • (Episode 90):'s senior writer Marc Gunther speaks with Eric Gillespie, the CIO of Onvia about how his firm's website,, is helping companies track federal stimulus spending -- and get a slice of the pie.

  • (Episode 83): Peter Beadle, the founder of, talks to GreenBiz Radio about the ways in which finding a green job is just like finding any other -- and the ways green jobs are different.

  • (Episode 55): The second half of this two-part podcast series with Jim Hartzfeld of InterfaceRAISE looks at how the company took a cue from nature to break new ground in carpet design.

  • (Episode 47) Rachel Patterson of San Francisco's Hanson Bridgett law firm offers a snapshot of the year it took her company to become a certified green business.

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