IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

           Doug Hanvey
      Career Development Center
  and Arts and Sciences Career Services
    ...
Overview
•   Defining “green”
•   Job outlook
•   Green career advising
•   Career center trends
•   Green career options
...
Definitions of Green
• Green careers vs. greening of economy
• “Green” definitions
  – Sustainable
  – Triple bottom line
Outlook
• Outlook for greening of economy?
• Growth in green careers
  – Like Internet boom of 90’s
  – 40 million jobs in...
Outlook by Sector
• For-Profit / Corporate
  – Next Google or Microsoft?
  – Major sustainability initiatives
  – Entrepre...
Green Career Development
• 2007 MonsterTrak survey: 80% of college
  graduates wanted a job that had positive
  impact on ...
Liberal Arts Majors and
              Green Careers
• Options in business, science, engineering
• Liberal arts?
  – Wide v...
Green Self-Assessment
• Focus on problems of concern in world
• Relationship to interests, values, skills, etc.
Green Career Research
•   Organization’s policies/initiatives
     – “Greenwashing”
•   Web resources
     – Working on re...
Getting Experience / Job Search
• Getting experience
  – Suggest green volunteer work on or off-campus
• Job search: netwo...
Emerging Diversity in Green Jobs

•   Climate Economist
•   Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
•   Environmental Educato...
Green Job Resources
•   GreenBuzz newsletter (via greenbiz.com)
•   green-jobs.monstertrak.com
•   greenjobs.com
•   jobs....
Suggestions for Students
• Have skills? Begin search
• Need skills?
  – Get experience
  – Graduate school
     • Many inn...
Greening Career Centers
•   University of Colorado
•   University of North Carolina
•   Arizona State University
•   Unive...
Brainstorming Activity
• Choose a note taker. Brainstorm and list:
  – How might sustainability issues affect or
    chang...
Values Exploration for
                  Green Career Advisors
•   Learn about sustainability
•   Keep up with trends
•   ...
Values in Green Career Advising
• “Some career counselors will find this approach
  dangerously fundamentalistic . . . and...
The End
• Want Powerpoint?
  – Email Doug Hanvey: dhanvey@indiana.edu
  – Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery!
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Its Easy Being Green

  1. 1. IT’S EASY BEING GREEN Doug Hanvey Career Development Center and Arts and Sciences Career Services Indiana University Bloomington
  2. 2. Overview • Defining “green” • Job outlook • Green career advising • Career center trends • Green career options • Values in career advising
  3. 3. Definitions of Green • Green careers vs. greening of economy • “Green” definitions – Sustainable – Triple bottom line
  4. 4. Outlook • Outlook for greening of economy? • Growth in green careers – Like Internet boom of 90’s – 40 million jobs in clean energy / energy efficiency alone by 2030 (Business Week) – “All sectors of the green economy growing faster than their conventional counterparts” (Green Jobs)
  5. 5. Outlook by Sector • For-Profit / Corporate – Next Google or Microsoft? – Major sustainability initiatives – Entrepreneurial opportunities • D.light Design: people, planet, AND profit • Nonprofit – WiserEarth • Government – Largest green employer
  6. 6. Green Career Development • 2007 MonsterTrak survey: 80% of college graduates wanted a job that had positive impact on earth • Educate students about possibilities • Top skills for green professionals – Regular “transferable skills” – Emphasis on • creativity/innovation • broad environmental knowledge
  7. 7. Liberal Arts Majors and Green Careers • Options in business, science, engineering • Liberal arts? – Wide variety of opportunities for most majors (Kevin Doyle): • Geography, Political Science, Economics • Journalism, English, Communications • Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Psychology
  8. 8. Green Self-Assessment • Focus on problems of concern in world • Relationship to interests, values, skills, etc.
  9. 9. Green Career Research • Organization’s policies/initiatives – “Greenwashing” • Web resources – Working on reducing carbon footprint? (cdproject.net) – Global Reporting Initiative: globalreporting.org – CoopAmerica’s Green Pages: coopamerica.org/pubs/greenpages – Ecopreneurist: ecopreneurist.com – Global Reporting: globalreporting.org – Green Biz: greenbiz.com – Grist: grist.org – Net Impact: netimpact.org – Sustainable Business: sustainablebusiness.com – Wiser Earth: wiserearth.org • Books – Eco Guide to Careers that Make a Difference – Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment – WetFeet: Insider Guide to Green Careers
  10. 10. Getting Experience / Job Search • Getting experience – Suggest green volunteer work on or off-campus • Job search: networking ideas – Green Professional Associations • umich.edu/~meldi/4_genprofass.html – Conferences / Trade Shows • environmental-expert.com (scroll down to Events Calendar) • organicexpo.com; expoeast.com; expowest.com – Basic Networking • greendrinks.org • indianagreencampus.org
  11. 11. Emerging Diversity in Green Jobs • Climate Economist • Coordinator of Sustainable Practices • Environmental Educator • Climate Health Coordinator • Green Buildings & Infrastructure Intern • Green Communications Specialist • Green Kitchen Designer • Solar Energy “How To Guide” Writer
  12. 12. Green Job Resources • GreenBuzz newsletter (via greenbiz.com) • green-jobs.monstertrak.com • greenjobs.com • jobs.grist.org • Green Dream Jobs at sustainablebusiness.com • idealist.org • bsr.org/resources/jobs/index.cfm • jobs.treehugger.com • environmentalcareer.com • americorps.org • ecojobs.com
  13. 13. Suggestions for Students • Have skills? Begin search • Need skills? – Get experience – Graduate school • Many innovative green graduate program options • Entrepreneurship • “Green” a current or prospective job
  14. 14. Greening Career Centers • University of Colorado • University of North Carolina • Arizona State University • University of South Carolina • University of Vermont • IU Bloomington • IUPUI
  15. 15. Brainstorming Activity • Choose a note taker. Brainstorm and list: – How might sustainability issues affect or change common occupations in this field? • How might people now working in the field need to think or do things differently? – What new occupations in this field might be useful or necessary? Be creative! – How might this discipline begin working synergistically with other disciplines on sustainability concerns?
  16. 16. Values Exploration for Green Career Advisors • Learn about sustainability • Keep up with trends • Consider discussing environmental impacts of career choices:* – “Career counseling should take into account and create awareness of the environmental impact of vocational choices.” – “Career development services should play a proactive role in establishing training and educational opportunities with a positive contribution in environmental terms.” – “Career development services themselves should inspect their own practice: How ‘green’ are our routines in the office/school in terms of, for example, recycling waste and cutting down on power consumption?” *Plant, P., in the Journal of Employment Counseling, Sept. 1999, Vol. 36, pp. 131-140
  17. 17. Values in Green Career Advising • “Some career counselors will find this approach dangerously fundamentalistic . . . and directive as opposed to non-directive Rogerian counseling. At its best, however, green career development could be proactive, questioning, probing, reflexive, and client- centered in the real sense: it still leaves the decisions to the client, but, perhaps, on a higher note of personal commitment. Moreover, especially in relation to globalization, it puts career counseling into a central position – environmental issues and concerns have no boundaries.”* *Plant, P., in the Journal of Employment Counseling, Sept. 1999, Vol. 36, pp. 131- 140
  18. 18. The End • Want Powerpoint? – Email Doug Hanvey: dhanvey@indiana.edu – Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery!
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