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Sustainability Jobs For the Empowered American

Sustainability isn’t only about getting out into your community (or your own home) and making a difference. Yes, impacting the way your neighborhood views and uses its resources in a sustainable manner is immeasurably important. However, there are countless career-driven individuals behind the scenes, progressing the vision of their communities’ sustainability, and even reaching the far corners of the world.

Sustainability Campaign Marketer

For those with a knack for social media and a desire to reach millions through the internet, marketing is a wonderful choice. As a sustainability marketer, you have the power to create and distribute your company’s sustainability message to the world. In addition, you’ll have the tools necessary to network with other companies and people who have similar passions for the environment and humankind.

Social Responsibility Creative Manager

If you’re more of a hands-on type individual, you may want to be a part of the actual creation of your employer’s sustainability programs. No matter where you work, each business has the opportunity to create and distribute some type of environmental impact; anything from going paperless to creating a 100% recyclable product to sending a portion of profits to those who need it.

Environmental Investment Strategist

Millions around the world are making investments into their futures and the futures of their businesses. Stock brokers and investment strategists are often given full power over assets in which to divide wherever the client sees fit. However, many individuals would rather see their investments be put towards responsible companies that are contributing towards a sustainable tomorrow.

Environmental Business Management

Experience in business management can lend itself to a variety of career paths. Namely, if you’d prefer to work for an environmental or humanitarian effort, check out non-profit organizations in your area. Of course, you can also go a more direct route and decide to work with businesses that create a product that improves sustainability efforts.

Environmental Scientist/Engineer

These are the individuals who prefer a direct approach to making the world a better place. These folks are the brains behind slowing down climate change. We’re talking about the chemists, climatologists, biologists, and engineers working hard to create innovative sustainable goods and practices. If you’re a planner, thinker, and a doer, this just might be the right area to start looking.

Environmental/City Sustainability & Restoration Planner

This field of work directly contributes to the sustainability, restoration, and protection of national parks and state woodlands. You may also work with teams who implement plans to increase sustainability in townships. This could mean anything from installing solar panels instead of stringing more power lines or building urban gardens across the city that will supply local markets and eateries.

Each of these provides a path for those who may have an underlying passion for the environment but are unsure where their traditional efforts can realistically do good for the world. In 2017, there are so many opportunities for creative ecopreneurs, like you who seek to revolutionize sustainability as we know it. This shows that it truly doesn’t matter where your skills lay, you too can make an impact.

About the author: Trisha is a writer from Boise, ID. She is a dedicated vegan, an avid gamer, cat lover, and amateur SFX artist. You can find her on twitter @thatdangvegan or check out her blog thatdangvegan.com.

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