Green Jobs And Careers

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Green Jobs And Careers

  1. 1. Green Jobs and Careers NEW Energy Workforce Foothill College
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is ‘green’? </li></ul><ul><li>What is sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>What is cleantech? </li></ul><ul><li>A green economy </li></ul><ul><li>An electron economy </li></ul><ul><li>A green academy </li></ul><ul><li>Green competencies </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Green? <ul><li>Green is the link between the environmental movement and sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Green living </li></ul><ul><li>vs. </li></ul><ul><li>Living green </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Sustainability? <ul><li>The three ‘e’s </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul><ul><li>And… </li></ul><ul><li>Personal sustainability </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cleantech <ul><li>Cleantech is the use of technology to develop products with: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Lower impact </li></ul><ul><li>Improved process </li></ul>
  6. 6. Clean Technology
  7. 7. Cleantech Competencies <ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>EV transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced materials </li></ul><ul><li>Batteries / fuel cells </li></ul><ul><li>Green building </li></ul><ul><li>Smart energy </li></ul><ul><li>Water technology </li></ul><ul><li>GHG management </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental careers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Electron Economy
  9. 9. Electron Economy <ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission grid </li></ul><ul><li>Smart energy </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Electronomics </li></ul><ul><li>GHG sequestration </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Electric transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy storage </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel cells </li></ul><ul><li>LEED / Green building </li></ul>
  10. 10. Green Collar Academy <ul><li>We can’t consume our way to green </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Story of Stuff – Annie Leopard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What competencies did humans master in order to arrive at Civilization 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>What competencies do young adults need to better navigate and engineer their socioeconomic networks? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Collar Economy – Van Jones </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Green Collar Academy
  12. 12. Green Competencies <ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Solar energy </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Installer </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Soil and water </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture / biomass </li></ul><ul><li>Gardening / food </li></ul><ul><li>EV / auto technology </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative fuels </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sustainable Living Outcomes (SLOs) <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural competency </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Civic engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Computation and Critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Chemicals and consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Systems and limits </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosystem services </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional systems </li></ul><ul><li>Cradle to cradle / LCA </li></ul><ul><li>Intergenerational impacts / decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Value vs. wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul>

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