In the guest post below, Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company, explains how every job can be a “green” job with the right attitude.
When we think of “green” jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that “sounds” green. This may lead us to believe that “green” jobs are elsewhere – and definitely not our current job. Frequently, in our sustainability consulting, we are asked, “How do I find a green job?”
Keep in mind, every job is a green job: it’s all in how you do it. Granted, there are designated “green” jobs out there. However, if it is making an impact and making a difference that you are truly after, then transforming your current job into a green job is the ticket. How to do it? See if any of the suggestions we offer in our eco friendly training work for you:
- Consider your approach to your current position. No one knows your job better than you. You have a better chance of discovering ways to improve processes and integrate sustainability concepts than anyone. Perform your job from the perspective of how can I do my job in a more eco friendly manner.
- Take eco action in your daily activities: recycle, commit to paperless, share with others what you are doing and why you are doing it and get them involved.
- Engage management by incorporating sustainability concepts in your personal development plan.
- Take on new sustainability roles and projects in the organization: start a recycling program, lead a paper free initiative, host a lunch and learn providing local and organic foods. Click here to continue reading.