The sustainability industry has been growing with new opportunities for green jobs and careers. Jobs can specialize in one particular green topic such as green building, renewable energy, waste reduction or provide overall advice in multiple areas. There are internal professionals that can work in an organization or sustainability consultants that can provide external support.
The following are additional resources and information for individuals interested in pursuing careers in sustainability.
This downloadable file is for small- to medium-sized businesses.
This downloadable file can be used for residential assessments for general eco-audits.
The following are resources to help aspiring eco-consultants get started.
Continuing Education and Certifications in Sustainability
A list of recommended leading schools and organizations that provide continuing education, degrees and certifications in sustainability.
A list of highly recommended books to read for business sustainability consultants.
Consulting Business Plan
A complete business plan for $30 for aspiring green consultants.
Recycling and Donation
A comprehensive list of hard to recycle items and possible donation or recycling facilities.
Consultants Code of Ethics
This code of ethics was developed by Alan AtKisson, a renowned expert in sustainability.
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