Consider the Green Economy, the Green Recovery for your next Career!
Sooooooooooo Much To Do! Soooooooooo Much Going on!
Green is getting very very exciting!
In this post:
Welcome to the Y.O.L.O. Economy >>YOLO = You Only Live Once
We did it! >>>>>>>>> This is one example of the many who have!
How Do you decide that it is time to seek a new job or new career
Color your Future Green
…at the bottom, other posts about Green Jobs & Careers
What ever you are doing, can you do it green? OR do you want to start something completely different? Something as exciting as Dr. Veena Sahajwalla from Sidney, Australia is doing?
Green / Circular Industries offer you 1000’s of options Today! NOW! Thousands of them!
Are you one of those who have exhausted yourself during 2020 and the pandemic? Are you maybe considering a job change?
Are you a YOLOer?
Quitting stable jobs in search of post-pandemic adventure.
YOLO = You Only Live Once — a YOLOer = employee considering “change”
21 April, 2021 NYT – …many [YOLOers] seem in a deep, generational disillusionment, and a feeling that the economy is changing in ways that reward the crazy and punish the cautious.
Several people in their late 20s and early 30s — mostly those who went to good schools, work in high-prestige industries — told me that the pandemic had destroyed their faith in the traditional white-collar career path. They had watched their independent-minded peers getting rich by joining start-ups…. Meanwhile, their bosses were drowning them in mundane work, or trying to automate their jobs, and were generally failing to support them during one of the hardest years of their lives.
“The past year has been telling for how companies really value their work forces,” said Latesha Byrd, a career coach in Charlotte, N.C. “It has become challenging to continue to work for companies who operate business as usual, without taking into account how our lives have changed overnight.”…
…“Diversity, equity and inclusion are extremely important now,” she said. “Employees want to know, ‘Is this company going to support me?’”
There is something that is changing the way companies do business called ESG. Environment, Social, Governance…. These YOLOers are sensitive to the “social” part and if you are a YOLOer and decide to look for a new job/career, you can also consider how important the Environment is to YOU!
We did it!
>>>>>>>>> one example of the many who have!
The Solar Impulse Foundation has identified 1000+ profitable solutions to the environmental crisis.
Now, let’s go beyond!
Today, with the support of our Partners, Experts and Team, we have reached the ambitious milestone of identifying the first 1000+ Solutions which prove that protecting the environment is more profitable than destroying it.
The Solar Impulse Foundation created a process to select clean and profitable solutions in startups and big companies across the world.
I believe ecology must become the driving force of the economy. And I invite everyone – individuals, businesses and politicians – to embark with us on this journey.
Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation
Today, the Solar Impulse Foundation has listed positions at 9 of their 1000 solutions and there are so many, around the world already, that measuring the increasing number is becoming important. Proof for those looking for new work or new careers that they will find them.
Consider the Color of your Future as Green!
What is “Green Economy” anyway?
You might define a “green economy” as one that provides prosperity for all, within one planet’s limit. That’s the short version. But it’s a complex topic! Let’s go into a little more detail.
Crucially, a green economy is not just about protecting the environment or tackling climate change. It’s also about providing well-being and prosperity for people – all people. In fact, the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) has published a set of Green Economy Principles, Priorities and Pathways that can guide businesses and governments toward re-wiring our economies to ensure that everyone can live well within our ecological limits.
The 5 Principles are:
- Wellbeing: The economy enables all people to create and enjoy prosperity;
- Justice: The economy promotes equity within and between generations;
- Planetary Boundaries: The economy safeguards, restores and invests in nature;
- Efficiency & Sufficiency: The economy is geared to support sustainable consumption and production;
- Good Governance: The economy is guided by integrated, accountable and resilient institutions.
Building a green economy requires deep-rooted reform – but it is already happening. Our Green Economy Tracker is an interactive online tool that charts the policies and programmes that are already driving change around the world. And there’s lots more information on the green economy at the GEC website – including our “State of the World” research report, the Green Economy 2020 Global Barometer, which describes how global markets are adapting for a low-carbon, climate safe future.
The African Forum on Green Economy was a three month online exchange, held May – July 2020, which brought together leading experts to explore how African countries are pioneering the transition to greener, fairer economies.
So How Do you decide that it is time for YOU to seek a new job or new career? Here are some suggestions.
It was one of the most difficult periods of my life.
On the surface, I had a good job in a well-known company. I’d done what was expected of me post-university. I’d been promoted several times. I had a mortgage, I was travelling with work and had great prospects ahead of me.
Inside though, I was deeply unfulfilled. I wasn’t enjoying my work, I felt like I wasn’t using my full potential, and I longed to wake up feeling like my work was making a difference – to someone or something.
Yet, I didn’t have a clue what else I could do.
Eventually, as you’ll read below, I came out the other side. But it wasn’t an easy journey.
These are the lessons I learnt along the way.
What you need to know:
1. It’s you that wants to make a change, but it’s also you that’s your biggest obstacle
2. You can’t figure it out by figuring it out
3. You won’t find a job by looking for one
What you need to do:………………….and onward………….
If you’ve hit the big three-oh and decided you’re not happy, fulfilled, or satisfied with the current state of affairs, use these steps to make an exciting change.
9 Important Things To consider when looking for a New Job
Whether you’re just starting your career or hoping to move up, here are nine important things to look for in a new job that will lead to growth and happiness.
1. A company that is disrupting an industry – this could be good!
2. People you want to work with
3. The company puts its people, not its bottom line, first
4. It fits your personality
5. You’re excited about the work
6. The company will help you grow professionally
7. Both up or sideways mobility is promoted
8. The environment is uplifting
9. They promote work/life balance
What can you do? You may be worried that it’s too late to make a career change. Although it may sound trite, it’s never too late. That doesn’t mean your transition will be simple or that you can make it without a great deal of effort. Change is hard, even if you prepare well for it.
The truth is, though, that going to work every day to do something you don’t enjoy, or that isn’t gratifying, is far more difficult. Weighing some of the positives and negatives of making a career change at 40 can help you get started with your decision-making process.
Welcome to the Green Economy – The Green Recovery – Be Part of the Change
Color your Future Green!
Green jobs are the same as any other job, just keeping planet Earth in mind. But here are some helpful Green things when you start to consider.
Do you need a little push to move forward in your search for a “Green Job”?
2020 – 2021 Guide to Green Careers/Jobs – from Novorésumé
The sustainability industry is taking the world by storm. There are around 10 million job openings this year, and they’re only shooting up. During the next 10 years, the green economy/ the Circular Economy is expected to offer up to 24 million new green jobs.
In this article, you’ll find some of the best resources, websites, and advice to find your perfect Green Job:
>7+ Industries for Green Careers (27+ Jobs Included)
>How to Start Your Green Career – Top Job-Search Resources
>Green Education – 30+ Schools, 13+ Majors, and 25+ Scholarships
>33+ Websites for Green Jobs
Are you feeling a little rusty about job searching? Has the pandemic made you lazy, little Pep to start looking for that new job?
Novorésumé has launched their complete, step-by-step FREE e-book on how to land your dream job. “The Job Seeker’s Odyssey; Your guide to Getting Hired in 2020”
The e-book is 100% free, and contains a ton of valuable information on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and so much more! Take a look at “the Free E-book” and maybe upgrade your career!
Environment Jobs – Want To Work On Climate? – Do you need to get ready for this change? terra.do A program of courses about climate and the solutions……………………
Transition from climate awareness to action. Discover pathways to engage in climate work while complementing your innate expertise, with the help of our courses, mentors, career services, and community projects. Our Fellows’ transition stories are inspiring!
Who is this program for?
>Experienced professionals who want to use their skill sets to work on climate change solutions NOW.
>You’ve already committed to start working on climate solutions
>You have honed professional skills (of any stripe) with multiple years of experience in an industry
>You have sufficient time (150 hours) to dedicate to a complete overview of the climate change landscape
Our mission is to get 100 million people working to solve climate change by 2030.
We offer courses that enable you to solve climate change. Our curated programs, taught live by skilled instructors, cover a wide range of topics. Our courses are action-oriented: Our goal is to empower you to act on climate issues.
A 12-week intensive deep dive course into climate which will empower you to work on climate. Hundreds of senior successful alumni now working in the climate space. Personalized Support. Fully Online Course. Small Group Size. Action-Oriented Courses.
Not sure? Take the quiz
I can’t afford the Program cost. Can I participate?
We want this program to work for learners of all stripes, regardless of individual or organizational ability to pay. Please apply—we will make every effort to accommodate the circumstances of qualified students.
Scholarships available We always want qualified learners to apply, and can provide financial aid after assessing merit and need.
We also support learners finding their way into climate work. This includes everything from part-time project work and activism to full time jobs and starting their own companies.
A priority of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure and climate change bill, called “The American Jobs Plan,” is to “tackle climate change with American jobs and American ingenuity,” Biden said when he promoted his plan in Pittsburgh on March 31.
For instance, it includes $174 billion in spending to “win” the electric vehicle market globally. It also proposes spending $100 billion to “reenergize America’s power infrastructure,” which includes money to plug old oil and gas wells, to clean up abandoned mines and to build 10 facilities to demonstrate “carbon capture retrofits for large steel, cement, and chemical production facilities.”…
…while some jobs, like installing wind farms, are clearly “green” jobs, some jobs created by the Jobs Act, which are technically considered “infrastructure” jobs, will also benefit climate change goals — the Venn diagram of “green” jobs and “infrastructure” jobs overlaps.
The April 2021 issue of the Green Jobs Network newsletter is now available. This issue features more than 150 jobs in environmental and social impact. You can view the issue here and subscribe via greenjoblist.com AND:
IREC’s Career Maps are unique, interactive tools that educators, career-advisors, job-seekers, employers, policy-makers, and workforce professionals can use to explore the many diverse careers offered across the growing clean energy industry. These maps—including the Solar Career Map, HVAC/R Map, and Green Buildings Career Map—describe dozens of careers as well as their various routes for advancement. Learn more about them here! The newest career map is: https://greenbuildingscareermap.org/
COVID 19 and Recovery posts:
COVID-19 >>> WE CAN COPE
Our Link To COVID 19 = Shrinking Bio-Diversity
Horrific Disruptive – Economic Opportunity!
How To Finance Your Own “Green” Recovery – 8 Tips For Small Businesses
Have You Been RE-THINKING Your Business?
Recycling Grants/Funding For Waste Plastic
What Makes An Economy Circular? Decompose To New Life !
EMF Accelerating The Circular Economy Transition
All the Job posts above have been updated. You can also find them all in:
Job Vacancies In Green Companies < More Now !
Burned Out? Color Your Future Green! With Planet Earth
What Is A Green Job? Green And Other Colors.
the individual job posts:
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12+ Green Companies To Work For With Job Vacancies – Green, Yellow & Blue #4
Another 12+ Green Companies With Job Vacancies – Now – #5
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17+ More Green Companies To Work For – September 2020 #10
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