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<p>Looking for a green career?</p> <p>Looking for a green career?</p> <p>Presented by Tony GreenApril 28th, 20101AgendaWhat is a green career?What is renewable?What is not?How do we get our power?Where can you work in green?how do I get ready?Resources</p> <p>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?2a job that is Good for the environment or * Generating and storing renewable energy * Recycling existing materials * Energy efficient product manufacturing, distribution, construction, installation, and maintenance * Education, compliance and awareness * Natural and sustainable product manufacturingLooking for a green career?What is a green career?</p> <p>Source: AARP Green Jobs :what they are and how to find them presentation 12/15/2009 What is a green career? Ask for Ideas?</p> <p>Answer: One that is good for the environmentAsk for Examples?</p> <p>Examples: recycling, renewable energy, green product(bio-plastics), green building, Energy efficient</p> <p>3Coal, Gasoline, Diesel, Natural GasLooking for a green career?What is NOT?</p> <p>What is not green?Why? Are burned and pollute the environmentconsumes resources that are not able to be replenished</p> <p>Gasoline - AutomobileDiesel truck/jet planesCoal - of U.S. power needsNatural gas gas burner at home4Wind, biofuel, solar, biomass, nuclearLooking for a green career?What is renewable</p> <p>Renewable Technologies Inexhaustable, will not run outClean outputNeutral CO2 footprintSlide in example of solar panel and what it does?5Looking for a green career?WHERE DO WE GeT OUR POWER?Source : Energy Industry AssociationWhere do we get our power?As of 2007:~50% Coal20% Natural Gas10% Nuclear6% Hydroelectric (dams)Total over 95% Renewables very small overall energy picture</p> <p>Of renewable sources:Biomass 2%Wind 1%Solar - &lt; 1%</p> <p>The future promises up to 20% renewablesMad growth6</p> <p> What areas can you work in Green?</p> <p> Environmental Sciences Careers</p> <p>Renewable Energy</p> <p> Policy and Direction</p> <p>Funding and Finance</p> <p>Green Systems/Infrastructure/IT</p> <p>Marketing and Sales</p> <p>Green Building</p> <p>Green Products</p> <p>Inspiring and EducatingLooking for a green career?Many, Many, areas to chose from:Environmental, Policy /Law, Marketing &amp; Sales, Green products, Education7of electricity from alternative sourcesreduction in energy use (residential and commercial buildings)30%40%35%of gas/diesel demand replaced by ethanol/ biodiesel4.2 million green jobs forecast is based on achieving three goals by 2038Source: Presentation by Jo Kahn of Career techLooking for a green career?How many jobs does this mean?From current levels 10% alternative energy (8% Hydro) to 40% in less than 40 years</p> <p>Due to drive for renewable energy this will promptGreen jobs to be created8How do I prepare for a green career? Transferable skillsMarketing , Supply Chain, Operations, Sales, Finance Technical backgroundScience , math, engineering, architecture Finance knowledge accounting</p> <p>Looking for a green career?</p> <p>Idea : can use traditional skill set to enter must build these skills How to I get ready?Skills transferable from others profession , technical background, finance,LegalBuild skills!9 What do I do now?</p> <p> In short - learn, hit books hard , live it</p> <p>Looking for a green career?</p> <p>Self-ExplorationCareer CounselingCareer PlanEducation &amp; TrainingInternships &amp; Experience</p> <p>Going forwardThink 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 Woodside10How did I get into The Renewable energy field? Engineering background Chemical EngineeringNavy nuclear submarine/electronics technicianHigh Tech Semiconductor, Industrial, Military M.B.A. Technology Management End Result:Landed Alternative Energy business development roleYou can do it as wellLooking for a green career?Here is my story. On how I got into renewable energy</p> <p>Cross transferable skillsTechnical skillsBusiness education</p> <p>11 ReferencesGreen Career Central http://www.greencareercentral.com/ Green jobs Guide book http://www.edf.org/article.cfm?contentID=8466 </p> <p>Green Economy Post http://www.greeneconomypost.comGreenBiz.com http:// www.greenbiz.comMother Earth News http:// www.motherearthnews.com</p> <p>Renewable Energy World http://www.renewableenergyworld.com</p> <p> Scientific American http:// www.scientificamerican.comTreeHugger http:// www.treehugger.com</p> <p>Looking for a green career?Here are some useful references12Thank you for listening!!!!</p> <p>Questions / Comments?Looking for a green career?</p> <p>Thank you for listening!Any questions ?13</p>