Synopses & Reviews
The College and Career Guide to the New Green Economy acknowledges the global and national movement toward sustainability and its influence on today's education consumers, who view this concept not only as a major factor in choosing a college or university, but also as a guide to finding a career that will satisfy professional aspirations and benefit the planet in the process.
1.Review of professional and skilled labor jobs in the new green economy, with profiles on
Organizations for More Information
2.Brief, informative articles on green topics. Examples:
What Does "Sustainability" Mean?
How Green Is Your College? Sustainability Initatives Explaines
Top Green In-Demand College Majors
Top 10 Career Fields for the Eco-Conscious
The Hottest Green Careers Today
Top 10 Greenest Places to Work and Live
Job Interview? Find Out How Green The Company Is
Greening Your Vocabulary: What the Global Citizens Needs to Know
Alternate Fuels(Biofuels,Geothermal, Hydroelectric, Solar,Wind)
Environmental Planning and Land Use
Green Building Design and Construction(Retrofitting Buildings)
Transportation Systems Planning
4.Top four-year and two year colleges for green programs of study, with profiles including data on:
Application and Information
Green Campus Organizations/Projects
Union Programs for Training and Retraining
5.State and Federal Funding for Workplace Training
6.Results from Peterson's Survey of Sustainability Efforts in Higher Education (sent to a universe of about 4,000 respondents: all UG2 & UG4 schools in the United States and Canada)
7.List of organizations involved in promoting sustainability(different from those in the profiles)and listing of green industry jobs boards
"The career guide to emerging opportunities: the indispensable guide for students and career-seeking adults"--Cover.
Looking for two-year schools with sustainability programs? These easy-to-read profiles are organized by state and province, and include the following information for accredited two-year schools in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada that responded to Peterson's Survey of Sustainability Efforts in Higher Education online survey: Sustainability Initiatives, Academics, Student Services and Green Events, Food, Transportation, Buildings and Grounds, Recycling, Energy, Purchasing, and Contact Information.
Featuring exclusive bonus section, "What Does Being Green Mean," which examines the current interest in sustainability, President Obama's "New Energy for America" program, and key green terms and definitions, with links to more than 20 green job boards and over 30 U.S. and global organizations that support sustainability.