With offices in London and San Francisco, Bright Green has the inside track on eco-jobs in the US and UK. Job listings are for those just entering the green jobs arena, as well as for those with a green track record. Register your CV with Bright Green and you'll hear when appropriate job opportunities come along. One nice touch: Bright Green plants a tree for every person who gets a job through its service.
This site features jobs in the US and Canada. You can sort through jobs alphabetically or by date posted, or look at companies, nonprofits, federal laboratories, and law firm categories. There's also a "specialized sites" section which lists companies and organizations that list jobs.
Browse by job categories, including a category for international environmental jobs and one for environmental jobs in higher education. You can also check out environmental degree programs and internships, plus sign up for e-mail alerts in job areas you target.
Plug into 25 different categories of green jobs from administration/general management to travel and hospitality. Then narrow your search by choosing entry-, mid-, or senior-level or peruse internship/volunteer opportunities.
A simple set up allows you to search by green job category (19 of them), state, and job level (entry, mid, senior, internship/fellowship, contract/consultant). Or look at jobs by the date they were posted.
More than just a job search resource, Idealist is a project of the nonprofit Action Without Borders. This interactive site allows people to exchange resources and ideas as well as locate nonprofit jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships. Idealist doesn't focus on green jobs but categories include "environment and ecology" and "energy conservation and green living".
The National River Cleanup™ is a year-long event that kicks off May 31st - June 8th. Since this annual event began in 1991 more than 600,000 volunteers have participated in thousands of cleanups nationwide. 2007 was their biggest year with 95,000 volunteers in all 50 states plus Washington, DC removing 600 tons of trash from 7,453 miles of river.
Tremendous volunteer work is done every year on the 258 million acres of BLM public lands. In 2006, volunteers put in more than 1.3 million hours; the equivalent to the efforts of more than 700 full-time agency employees. The BLM 2006-2007 Annual Report Making a Difference details some of the volunteer endeavors.
This unusual volunteer opportunity is a national network of volunteer speakers in more than 33 states available to speak gratis about global warming pollution and climate change policy. These 250 people have given nearly 1,000 talks on college campuses, talk radio, at businesses, community centers, congregations, and retirement communities, reaching more than 20,000 people. Some of the speakers are climate experts but most are "educated citizens."
Find the local chapters or state offices nearest you and look into their volunteer possiblities. Audubon also runs The Puffin Project during the summer on seven sanctuaries in the Gulf of Maine which uses 30 volunteers.
Find out about all the volunteer possibilities at the nearest Nature Conservancy chapter. This nationwide group has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers. Worldwide, they operate more than 100 marine conservation projects.
The jobs these 38,000 volunteers take on include banding birds at a national wildlife refuge, raising fish at a national fish hatchery, conducting wildlife surveys, giving a tour, or working to restore delicate habitat.
This partnership of government agencies and utilities in nine California counties helps local businesses comply with all environmental regs and take actions to conserve resources, prevent pollution, and reduce waste.
Launched in 1992, this group claims to be the oldest, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the US. They provide tools and info to help green businesses succeed.
This brand new California-based group now has members in 16 cities in California, Arizona, and Oregon. They'd like to set up chapters nationwide to provide resources, lobbying, and support for members.
This new nonprofit organization, founded by a group of sustainable business execs, holds events and educational opportunities in Los Angeles which encourage, support, and expand sustainable practices in that celebrity-studded city.
This affiliation of 55 business networks in 24 states, Washington DC, and Canada is comprised of 15,000 entrepreneurs who support local, sustainable small business.
EcoNow Events are educational, interactive networking seminars aimed at connecting you with sustainable business leaders. Past events have focused on topics like "Affordable housing and its role in a sustainable future," "The current energy situation and the future of solar," and "Empowering consumers and transforming business."
EcoTuesday is a series of ad hoc events where sustainable business leaders mingle and share ideas with other sustainable business leaders, although everyone is welcome. EcoTuesday events have taken place in Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.
Founded in London in 1989, Green Drinks is an international, self-organizing series of events that brings together green-minded folks in over 328 communities across the globe, from Sweden to Sri Lanka, Brazil to Botswana. Search for a Green Drinks chapter near you by country and city at the Green Drinks homepage.
Always hip and relevant, Greenopia, "The Urban Dwellers Guide to Green Living," is an excellent resource to keep abreast of green happenings in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas through its "Eco Events" section.
LiveGreen connects local, green businesses with consumers seeking easy and affordable ways to live a greener life. Members of the LiveGreen family receive discounts for their favorite stores and restaurants in their area.