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  • Below is a brief agenda of what we will be chatting about today:What is a green career?, what is renewable and what is not?Where do we get our power?, Where we get it the future? Where can you work in green?How to do get ready to work in green going forward?Question to ask:For my information, how many of you are considering Green careers?
  • What is a green career?Ask for Ideas?Answer: One that is good for the environmentAsk for Examples?Examples: recycling, renewable energy, green product(bio-plastics), green building,Energy efficient
  • What is not green?Why? Are burned and pollute the environmentconsumes resources that are not able to be replenishedGasoline - AutomobileDiesel – truck/jet planesCoal - ½ of U.S. power needsNatural gas – gas burner at home
  • Renewable – Technologies Inexhaustable, will not run out Clean output Neutral CO2 footprintSlide in example of solar panel and what it does?
  • Where do we get our power?As of 2007:~50% Coal20% Natural Gas10% Nuclear6% Hydroelectric (dams)Total over 95%Renewables very small overall energy pictureOf renewable sources:Biomass – 2%Wind – 1%Solar - < 1%The future promises up to 20% renewablesMad growth
  • Many, Many, areas to chose from:Environmental,Policy /Law,Marketing & Sales,Green products,Education
  • From current levels – 10% alternative energy (8% Hydro) to 40% in less than 40 yearsDue to drive for renewable energy this will promptGreen jobs to be created
  • How to I get ready?Skills – transferable from others profession , technical background, finance,LegalBuild skills!
  • Going forward…Think about what you what to do, come up with a planGet moving on it today.There is help available…..Take opportunity to learn – Green Academy at Woodside
  • Here is my story. On how I got into renewable energyCross transferable skillsTechnical skillsBusiness education
  • Here are some useful references
  • Thank you for listening!Any questions ?
  • Looking for a green career

    1. 1. Looking for a green career?<br />Presented by Tony Green<br />April 28th, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />What is a green career?<br />What is renewable?<br />What is not?<br />How do we get our power?<br />Where can you work in green?<br />how do I get ready?<br />Resources<br />
    3. 3. Looking for a green career?<br />What is a green career?<br />a job that is Good for the environment or<br /> * Generating and storing renewable energy<br /> * Recycling existing materials<br /> * Energy efficient product manufacturing, distribution, construction, installation, and maintenance<br /> * Education, compliance and awareness<br /> * Natural and sustainable product manufacturing<br />Source: AARP Green Jobs :what they are and how to find them presentation 12/15/2009 <br />
    4. 4. Coal, Gasoline, Diesel, Natural Gas<br />Looking for a green career?<br />What is NOT?<br />
    5. 5. Looking for a green career?<br />What is renewable<br />Wind, biofuel, solar, biomass, nuclear<br />
    6. 6. Looking for a green career?<br />WHERE DO WE GeT OUR POWER?<br />Source : Energy Industry Association<br />
    7. 7. Looking for a green career?<br />What areas can you work in Green?<br /> Environmental Sciences Careers<br /> Renewable Energy<br /> Policy and Direction<br /> Funding and Finance<br /> Green Systems/Infrastructure/IT<br /> Marketing and Sales<br /> Green Building<br /> Green Products<br /> Inspiring and Educating<br />
    8. 8. 30%<br />40%<br />35%<br />of electricity from alternative sources<br />reduction in energy use (residential and commercial buildings)<br />of gas/diesel demand replaced by ethanol/ biodiesel<br />Looking for a green career?<br />How many jobs does this mean?<br />4.2 million green jobs forecast is based on achieving three goals by 2038<br />Source: Presentation by Jo Kahn of Career tech<br />
    9. 9. How do I prepare for a green career?<br />Transferable skills<br />Marketing , Supply Chain, Operations, Sales, Finance<br />Technical background<br /> Science , math, engineering, architecture <br />Finance knowledge <br />accounting<br />Looking for a green career?<br />Idea : can use traditional skill set to enter<br /> must build these skills <br />
    10. 10. What do I do now?<br />In short - learn, hit books hard , live it<br />Looking for a green career?<br /><ul><li>Self-Exploration
    11. 11. Career Counseling
    12. 12. Career Plan
    13. 13. Education & Training
    14. 14. Internships & Experience</li></li></ul><li>How did I get into The Renewable energy field? <br /><ul><li>Engineering background – Chemical Engineering
    15. 15. Navy – nuclear submarine/electronics technician
    16. 16. High Tech – Semiconductor, Industrial, Military
    17. 17. M.B.A. – Technology Management</li></ul>End Result:<br />Landed Alternative Energy business development role<br />You can do it as well<br />Looking for a green career?<br />
    18. 18. References<br />Green Career Central http://www.greencareercentral.com/<br />Green jobs Guide book http://www.edf.org/article.cfm?contentID=8466<br />Green Economy Post http://www.greeneconomypost.com<br />GreenBiz.com http:// www.greenbiz.com<br />Mother Earth News http:// www.motherearthnews.com<br />Renewable Energy World http://www.renewableenergyworld.com<br /> Scientific American http:// www.scientificamerican.com<br />TreeHugger http:// www.treehugger.com<br />Looking for a green career?<br />
    19. 19. Thank you for listening!!!!<br />Questions / Comments?<br />Looking for a green career?<br />