green jobs

What's a Green Job?

Good question. There’s no official definition but many people have ideas. The theory around here is that building sustainable principals into our economy is not only going to make us happier and healthier it also lays the groundwork for a stronger economy in the traditional sense. This labor day (and a few days before and after) we’ll be asking questions, telling stories, and bringing in a host of experts to kick off a conversation.

This special series features regular Triple Pundit contributors as well as guests who were asked to comment on the idea of “green jobs” and a “green economy” – what they’re doing to advance these ideas or whether they even mean anything at all.

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Its Official: Solar Employs More People Than Oil and Gas

What environmental and labor advocates have been claiming for some time now has come true: Solar energy is a bigger source of jobs…
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6 Sustainability Careers That Haven’t Occurred to You Yet

Katie Kross of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business shares six impact-oriented careers you may be missing on your job hunt.
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Beyond the Big Four: 12 Sustainability Consultancies to Watch in 2016

Shannon Houde, founder of Walk of Life Consulting, shares her list of 12 sustainability consulting firms to watch in 2016.
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The Best Job in the World?

For 10 years, Ernesto Ore has trekked the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with around eight REI tour groups a year, but he…
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2015 in Review: The Sustainability Mega-Trends Driving Business Success

There was much to be pessimistic about in 2015, but this year gave additional confirmation that the green economic revolution is real and…
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Alameda Kitchen: A New Recipe for Tackling Hunger and Food Waste

Last month, the USDA announced a goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. But how are we going to get there?…
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5 Tips to Becoming a B Corp Consultant

Here are five insider tips from a new webinar, the Secrets of B Corp Consulting, which I compiled as a member of the…
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4 Ways to Turn Every Conversation Into an Interview

Informational interviews are one of the sharpest tools in the jobseeker’s box, but, to my constant bewilderment, they are among the least used.…
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Keystone XL Pipeline Sputters Out As U.S. Solar Generation Soars to Record High

As rumors fly about the impending Keystone XL permit denial, U.S. solar generation soars to new heights thanks partly to the support of…
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5 Drivers of Advanced Energy Growth

Energy is a highly regulated industry, at both the state and national level. But which is more important for growth: policy actions or…
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Why Isn’t That Recruiter Getting Me a Job?

Sorry for the disappointing news but recruiters work for companies, not candidates. If you want to land your dream sustainability job, you need…
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7 Sustainability Careers with Financial Rewards

While many choose careers in sustainability for personal passion, these careers will also help you bring home the bacon.
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California Achieves Economic Growth Without Growing Emissions

California is proving to the rest of America that economic success does not require increased pollution. The state recently reached an economic development…
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The Sustainable Economy and Decent Work for All

We face two defining challenges in the 21st century: ensuring environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a…
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Renewable Energy Now Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide

Renewable energy job numbers rose 18 percent year-over-year to reach 7.7 million in 2015, according an annual jobs review from the International Renewable…