Green careers

Green Careers
  • Are you passionate about protecting our environment?
  • Are you interested in reducing carbon footprints?
  • Would you like to work outdoors?
If you said YES to ONE of these questions – this job sector may interest you. Careers and jobs in this ‘Green’ sector are very exciting because they need new and creative solutions to problems of climate change. Countries around the world are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and are looking to inventors and experts and to steer them in the right direction. What’s a carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is an annual measurement of how much CO2, (carbon dioxide - a greenhouse gas), that each of us makes during the day. We produce it through daily activities like manufacturing, transport and the disposal of waste, to name a few. This carbon dioxide has a negative impact on our environment. Many countries, companies and individuals are now trying to find ways to minimise their carbon footprint. Are you?   Photo Montage above -  credits to: Plant, Recycle Logo, Building for the Future (Graeme Williams)*, Solar Heating, Windmills * Media Club South Africa high-res photo library - other photos from Free Downloads    

Job descriptions

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Eco-Tourism Guide

Are you environmentally aware and love to work in nature then a career in Eco-tourism is a consideration.

Eco-tourism is nature based, and involves educating people about the local environment and how to act ecologically-friendly.

Energy Engineer

Energy Engineers design, plan and perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and the removal of environmental health hazards using various engineering disciplines.

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineering is the use of science and engineering principles to improve the environment and work to find solutions to provide healthy, clean water, air, and land for all living things (humans, animals and organisms) … and to deal with already polluted sites.

Environmental Engineering Technician

An Environmental Engineering Technician is passionate about saving our environment.They work to reduce and control: Pollution – Recycling – Waste Disposal.

Green Builder

A ‘Green’ Builder will usually use natural, sustainable building materials. They are passionate about saving our environment and working with clients who embrace this point of view.

Solar Installer

Solar Installers have a very exciting job of being at the forefront of technology and being part of the movement towards saving our planet. If this excites you, then this is the job for you!

Wind Analyst

Wind is a FREE and renewable energy resource. This is an important factor for scientists if we want to create a sustainable energy supply without damaging our planet. If you are passionate about science, want to save our planet and like the idea of working outdoors, then a job as a Wind Analyst may be the right job for you!