GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY TRENDS ANDEXECUTIVE EDUCATION SOLUTIONSWendy EversSan Diego State University,College of Extended Studies
Who Is San Diego State University?• One of 23 Universities Across the State• In the Forefront for Green Industry Online Programs• Career Focused Certificate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Programs• Credit and Non-credit, Professional Development courses• Local, Regional, National, and International partnerships
SDSU Extended Studies• Self-Support Education and Training• Offers over 40 Online “Education to Career” Certificate Programs• Rapid Response to Business• Career Development & Career Search Skills• Workforce-related Grants• Actively Involved in Workforce Activities• 95% of Programs are Career-Related
“Anyone with a new building project and NOT making it green and low energy, will have a building that is obsolete when it is finished.” Jerry Yudelson
Remember 20 years Ago…….The IT Industry• Who knew we would hire and depend on an IT Manager and IT Service people?• Green Jobs will flourish like the IT industry
THOUGHTS …….• Can we be taught creative thinking strategies?• Are people open to it?• Thinking Differently?• Follow or be left Behind…• A Prism of Perspective…people see things differently• Innovation = Change• Our World Now….Innovative Opportunities
Key Areas driving Green• Military• Defense• Government• Non-Profit• Small Business Start-Ups
“We have moved beyond the point of “green jobs” as a marketing ploy. Forward thinking is toembed green knowledge and green skills into every job and every education program.”Jane Weissman, Exec Director of the IREC
What is a Green Job?A Green Job is an occupation that1) directly works with policies, information, materials, and/or technologies that contribute to minimizing environmental impact, and2) requires specialized knowledge, skills, training, or experience in these areas.
What is a Green Business ?A Green Business is: an organization that provides products and/or services that are aimed at utilizing resources more efficiently, providing renewable sources of energy, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, or otherwise minimizing environmental impact; maintains green practices within their business environment.
Sustainability & Our Future A Win - Win!• Fact… Companies are learning that sustainable business practices not only help the environment but also can improve profitability, efficiency, reduce waste and liability, and contribute to better community relations.
Businesses Going Green• Bank of America has reduced its paper use by 32% and recycles 30,000 tons of paper each year.• Hewlett-Packard and Dell have adopted e-waste recycling programs that shred obsolete computer products, so the raw materials can be recycled.• Starbucks uses coffee cup sleeves made of recycled paper, saving roughly 78,000 trees per year since 2006.• Wal-Mart has launched a long-term plan to power all its stores with 100% renewable energy sources.
Use of Green Technologies and Practicesby Business Establishments • 75% of business establishments reported the use of at least one green technology or practice during the August 2011 survey reference period. The two most frequently reported types of green technologies and practices: • 57% of establishments were those that improve energy efficiency • 55% of establishments those that reduce the creation of waste materials as a result of operations GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICES -- AUGUST 2011
Going Green• More than two million people in advanced industrial nations currently work in renewable energy.• China’s 1,557 green energy projects in place or underway employ more than a million people.• India has 1,135 renewable energy projects underway.• Brazils biofuels sector has created nearly a million jobs annually.
SKILL SETS• Realtor – Use your skills and learn about closing the deal with “Greening Homes”.• Sales – Use your skills and learn the terminology and requirements for greening a home/a business.• Architect – Develop the knowledge needed for “re-greening” a building, a garden, a space.• Urban and Regional Planner - Keep informed about economic or legal issues involved in zoning codes, building codes, or environmental regulations.
New OpportunitiesMany green jobs require the same or similar technicalskills as traditional occupations.• Electricians: Opportunities will grow for those who have additional training in areas such as solar panel installation and smart grids.• Engineers: Their services will be used in many ways, including designing new technologies like wind turbines or pollution-control devices.• Carpenters: Traditional carpenters can become green carpenters by learning to install energy efficient windows and doors and use green technology and recycled materials.• Plumbers: Certified green plumbers are qualified to install solar- powered hot water tanks and gas lines for high-efficiency gas furnaces, and can help customers make green choices.
New Green Job Titles Daily Solar Sales Manager Soil and Water Solar Installation Conservationists Manager Energy Auditors Environmental Science and Solar System Designers Protection or Engineers Technicians Wind Energy Water Managers Engineer Green Facility Manager Landscape Architect
Online ProfessionalCertificate in Green Building Construction Fundamentals of Green Building Design and Construction Building Green Buildings – Contractor’s Perspective LEED for New Construction – Applying the Guidelines Green Building Commissioning Construction Materials and Processes
Online Professional Certificate in Energy Management Introduction to Renewable Energy Converting to Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency, Evaluation, and Design Energy Auditing: Metrics of a Green Building Environmental Economics and Policy Making
NEW Online Professional Certificate in Water Management and Sustainable Landscape • Water Essentials • Legislation, Regulations and Operations • Water and Wastewater Treatment • Sustainable Landscape Practices
NEW Online Enhanced Greentech Certificate Strategies for Creating and Maintaining a Green Facility Creating Sustainable Commercial Offices Integrated Practices for Residential Buildings The Taxonomy of Cleantech Global Sustainability and Future Trends
FINALLY……………• “Learning and Innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” William Pollard Thank You!! Wendy Evers Wevers@mail.sdsu.edu