A Green Mission Transforms Veterans Job Search

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One of the most difficult aspects for veterans transitioning into civilian life is the loss of the sense of mission. Without the sense of purpose they found in their work in the military they are …

One of the most difficult aspects for veterans transitioning into civilian life is the loss of the sense of mission. Without the sense of purpose they found in their work in the military they are often left feeling uninspired and disconnected.

For more information please visit: http://www.GreenCollarVets.org

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  • 1. One of the most difficult aspects for veteranstransitioning into civilian life is the loss of thesense of mission.Without the sense of purpose they found intheir work in the military they are often leftfeeling uninspired and disconnected. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 2. The consequences of this lost potential arehuge for both for veterans as individuals butalso for the country as a whole.The size of this issue should not beunderestimated.According to Forbes magazine over 234,000veterans were looking for work in the civilianmarketplace in 2011. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 3. However while finding work for these veteransthat is meaningful does provide a challenge italso provides a great opportunity.These veterans are highly motivated, workwell in teams, and are used to having tomake the kind of decisions that lives dependon. What is more many of these veteranshave technical skills that translate well into thenew industries of the 22nd century. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 4. Chief among these new industries are thosebusinesses which are looking to createsustainable and ecologically solutions to theworlds most pressing problems such ashousing, transportation and energy.While many areas of the economy havedeclined or remained stable over the pastfive years, the green industry has beengrowing each year. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 5. What is more the green industry offersveterans the opportunity to rediscover thekind of purpose and common goals that theyexperienced in the military.After all, beyond serving country what bettermission could there be to ensuring itsprosperity and health for future generations. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 6. Some of the key areas of the green economythat veterans can find work in include:Renewable EnergyRenewable energy is the future of energysupplies but it is still a relatively nascentindustry especially in the United States. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 7. Some of the most common forms ofrenewable energy generation includegeothermal, wind, biomass, and geothermal.While each of these sources of energy has itsown unique advantages and limitations theyall share some of the same features. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 8. Unlike fossil fuels they do not produce toxicbyproducts, the marginal cost of energygeneration is often close to zero and theenergy sources are typically abundant and insome cases infinitely available.As the cost of renewable energy generationcontinues to decline, while fossil fuel pricescontinue to increase, soon a point will bereached where renewable energy is the mostviable option. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 9. Outdoor ConversationOur natural environment is one of our mostprecious resources.It is natural then that when it comes toprotecting it that one of the resources weshould look at our veterans. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 10. Veterans are trained and used to navigatingand thriving in an outdoor environment.As such they are often particularly well suitedto roles in outdoor conservation.The importance of this mission also resonantwell with many outdoor loving veterans. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 11. Green HomesMany of the homes built-in the United Statesare energy inefficient. This means increasedenergy use to heat the property.This can severely impact on economicallydisadvantaged people and of course theecological effects are also severe. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 12. Building green homes and improving energyefficiency in existing homes is a mission whichcan make a significant difference both toindividuals and the country as a whole.Veterans with building or engineeringexperience or those veterans that like to workwith their hands are particularly well suited tomeeting this challenge. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 13. The United States is currently facing one of thegreatest opportunities in a generation.If this opportunity is seized and green jobs arefound for the thousands of highly talentedand motivated veterans the difference for ourfuture will be immeasurable. www.GreenCollarVets.org
  • 14. But if the opportunity is missed theconsequences for the country could beequally severe.If you are doing a Veterans Job Search mightas well check out the guys at Green CollarVets at www.GreenCollarVets.org www.GreenCollarVets.org