Green Jobs and Businesses
This collection of pages on green jobs and green businesses
is the environmentally-friendly-income section of the website.
If you care about the environment and want employment or profits
which reflect that, you'll find some good options here. Even
if you don't care at all about protecting our planet, there are
some good business opportunities in the green niches.
By the way, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines green
jobs as either; "Jobs in businesses that produce goods or
provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural
resources.; or "Jobs in which workers' duties involve making
their establishment's production processes more environmentally
friendly or use fewer natural resources." So testing ground
water for contaminants or making solar panels are considered
green, as is working to help companies use less electricity.
The Green Jobs and Green Businesses Pages
An Entomologist Career
- What you need to do to work with bugs.
How to Be a Farmer -
More than a million farmers are expected to retire in the next
decade or so. That spells opportunity.
Jobs - Cleaning up toxic waste and other fun ways into this
Recycling Jobs - Make a
good living helping to divert to useful purposes some of the
tons of garbage we produce.
Urban Planner Careers
- A growing field that is full of opportunity.
Wind Turbine Fabricator
- How to become one and what you might make for this green factory
Building Business - When the real estate market comes back,
houses may be built differently.
Starting an Energy Audit
Business - Eliminating waste and saving money for clients.
For Non-Profit Environmental Organizations - Decent places
to work while helping a cause you care about.
Doing Wildlife Surveys
- How to get these outdoor jobs and what to expect for pay.
Green Marketing Jobs
- Help environmental organizations market themselves or work
How to get Park Ranger Jobs
- And where to find them, and how much they pay.
Solar Power Jobs - There
are a number of different ways to start in this field.
The Benefits of HAZMAT Jobs
- Clean up the dangerous messes that others make.
Become a Green Cleaner -
Start an environmentally friendly cleaning company.
Keeping Bees as a Business
- Natural pollination is the green way, and then there's the
Become and Environmental
Engineer - This one requires some schooling, but the work
and pay make it worth it.
Bicycle Recycling as a Business
- A look at how one man did it, with suggestions on other ways
to make this work.
People look for green jobs for a variety of reasons. If one
of your reasons is that you hope to work outdoors, don't forget
to check out the jobs and businesses listed on the index: Outdoor Work That Pays