Exploring Green Fields

sign-post.jpgExploring work opportunities in green fields? New career tracks are continually emerging within the growing green economy. But where to begin? Where are the jobs? Where is the work?

Following is a list of green industries and market sectors that are emerging or being affected by the steadily growing, green economy. The career possibilities (core professions within each sector) are considerable. (For example: The Green Building field provides work for architects, engineers, designers, construction and landscape workers, project managers, real estate and sales and marketing professionals, among others!)

Browse the list and make note of the fields that interest you.

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Agriculture

  • Agricultural Pollution
  • Agroforestry
  • Alternative Crops
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Aquaculture
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • Biotechnology
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
  • Gardening
  • Organic Farming
  • Permaculture
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Urban Farming

Air Quality

  • Acid Rain
  • Air Pollution
  • Critical Pollutants
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Ground-Level Ozone
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Industrial Pollution
  • Pollution Prevention

Biotechnology

Brownfield Redevelopment

Climate Change

  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Effect
  • Ozone Layer
  • Urban Heat Island Effect
  • Weather Patterns

Community Planning

  • Citizen Participation
  • Community Development
  • Local Economies

Ecosystems

  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Coral Reefs
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • Grasslands
  • Mountains
  • Oceans
  • Rainforests
  • Rivers, Lakes and Streams
  • Wetlands

Ecotourism

  • Sustainable Vacations
  • Ecological Study Trips

Energy

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Biomass
  • Distribution of Energy
  • Energy Conservation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Fuel Cells
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Hydroelectric Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy

Environmental Advocacy & Communications

Environmental Applications in Banking, Financial Investments, Law, and Real Estate
Environmental Disasters

  • Chemical Spills
  • Earthquakes
  • Environmental Effects of War
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Landslides
  • Monsoons
  • Nuclear Disasters
  • Oil Spills
  • Tidal Waves
  • Tornadoes
  • Volcanoes
  • Wildfires

Environmental Economics

  • Economic Development
  • Free Trade
  • Globalization

Environmental Education

  • Environmental Studies
  • Higher Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Environmental Ethics

Deep Ecology

  • Eco-Spirituality
  • Eco-Feminism
  • Religion and the Environment
  • Social Ecology

Environmental Government Programs

Environmental Health & Safety Management

Environmental Legislation, Policy, Regulation

  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Law Enforcement
  • Environmental Politics
  • Chlorine
  • Dioxin
  • Drinking Water
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Fluoride
  • Food Quality
  • Genetically Modified Foods
  • Lead
  • Light Pollution
  • Mercury
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Noise Pollution
  • Occupational Hazards
  • Organochlorines
  • Poverty
  • Radiation
  • Radon
  • Toxins

Environmental Protection Agencies

Environmental Preservation and Restoration

Environmental Research

Forestry and Soil Conservation

  • Agroforestry
  • Deforestation
  • Forest Management
  • National Forests
  • Old Growth
  • Rainforests
  • Reforestation Sustainable Forestry

Geography

Geospatial Technology (GIS-related)

Green Building

  • Architectural Services
  • Sustainable Design
  • Home Building
  • Home Improvement
  • Building Products and Materials
  • Building Construction
  • Specialty Trade Contracting

Ground Pollution

  • Brown Fields
  • Industrial Pollution
  • Landfills
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Resource Extraction
  • Soil Quality

Habitat Conservation

  • Land Preservation
  • Marine Habitat Conservation
  • National Parks
  • Public Lands
  • Resource Extraction
  • Wilderness Areas

Human Health

  • Alternative Health Practices

Land Use

  • Smart Growth
  • Multi-use Design & Planning
  • Planning and Zoning

Manufacturing/Packaging Technology

Natural History

  • Environmental History
  • Prehistory

Natural Resources

Oceans, Fisheries

  • Aquaculture
  • Beaches
  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Coral Reefs
  • Fisheries
  • Marine Biology
  • Oceanography

Outdoor Recreation

  • Biking
  • Bird Watching

Population

  • Overconsumption
  • Overpopulation

Process and Pollution Prevention Technology

Public Health

  • Asbestos/Lead
  • Asthma
  • Cancer

Remediation and Industrial Services

Renewable Energy

Restoration Ecology

Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biomimicry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Geography
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Ornithology
  • Paleontology
  • Physics

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Anthropology
  • Lifestyle Simplicity
  • Organic Gardening and Landscaping
  • Social Investing

Sustainable Business

  • Green Business Development
  • Green Business Certification

Sustainable Living

  • Consumerism
  • Green Living
  • Home Maintenance
  • Personal Transformation
  • Voluntary Simplicity

Transportation

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Bicycles
  • Mass Transit
  • Nonmotorized Transportation
  • Telecommuting
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • Transportation Pollution

Urban Ecology

Urban Issues

  • Light Pollution
  • Noise Pollution
  • Sprawl
  • Traffic
  • Urban Heat Island Effect
  • Urban Planning

Vegetarianism

  • Fruitarianism
  • Veganism
  • Vegetarianism

Waste Management

  • Hazardous and Toxic Waste
  • Landfills
  • Nuclear Waste
  • Recycling
  • Solid and Infectious Waste

Water Quality

  • Beaches
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Groundwater Protection
  • Industrial Pollution
  • Lakes and Rivers
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Stormwater
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Pollution
  • Water Treatment
  • Watersheds

Water Utilities (public and private)

Wetlands Science

Wildlife
  • Animal Rescue
  • Animal Wildlife
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered Animals
  • Endangered Plants
  • Hunting & Trapping
  • Invasive Species
  • Laboratory Animals
  • Native Plants
  • Plant Wildlife
  • Wildflowers
  • Wildlife Preservation
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries


Following is a list of Services Sector businesses primarily engaged in providing a wide variety of services for individuals, businesses, government and other organizations. This wide spectrum of private, public and non-profit providers will be increasingly affected by the growing green economy, consumer demand and social responsibility:

 

Services Sectors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Data Processing
  • Film / Documentaries / Photography
  • Home and Commercial Cleaning
  • Hotel, Travel and Tour
  • Legal Services
  • Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Social and Child Services
  • Training and Development

 



 

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