Looking for a green career

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Looking for a green career?

Looking for a green career?

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

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?

Source: AARP Green Jobs :what they are and how to find them presentation 12/15/2009 What is a green career? Ask for Ideas?

Answer: One that is good for the environmentAsk for Examples?

Examples: recycling, renewable energy, green product(bio-plastics), green building, Energy efficient

3Coal, Gasoline, Diesel, Natural GasLooking for a green career?What is NOT?

What is not green?Why? Are burned and pollute the environmentconsumes resources that are not able to be replenished

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

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

Of renewable sources:Biomass 2%Wind 1%Solar - < 1%

The future promises up to 20% renewablesMad growth6

What areas can you work in Green?

Environmental Sciences Careers

Renewable Energy

Policy and Direction

Funding and Finance

Green Systems/Infrastructure/IT

Marketing and Sales

Green Building

Green Products

Inspiring and EducatingLooking for a green career?Many, Many, areas to chose from:Environmental, Policy /Law, Marketing & 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

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

Looking for a green career?

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?

In short - learn, hit books hard , live it

Looking for a green career?

Self-ExplorationCareer CounselingCareer PlanEducation & TrainingInternships & Experience

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

Cross transferable skillsTechnical skillsBusiness education

11 ReferencesGreen Career Central http://www.greencareercentral.com/ Green jobs Guide book http://www.edf.org/article.cfm?contentID=8466

Green Economy Post http://www.greeneconomypost.comGreenBiz.com http:// www.greenbiz.comMother Earth News http:// www.motherearthnews.com

Renewable Energy World http://www.renewableenergyworld.com

Scientific American http:// www.scientificamerican.comTreeHugger http:// www.treehugger.com

Looking for a green career?Here are some useful references12Thank you for listening!!!!

Questions / Comments?Looking for a green career?

Thank you for listening!Any questions ?13