Environmental sustainability may beckon recent college graduates and those soon to graduate, according to an article by Austin Considine published June 24th in the New York Times.
Rachael Kleinberger quit her job at age 25 at a reality TV production company to take a position at Global Inheritance, a nonprofit that uses the arts to encourage the growth of a green economy.
Sustainability is suddenly a hip career niche for young graduates. Amelia Byers is operations director for Idealist.org, a Web site that lists opportunities for nonprofit and social enterprise organizations. “A lot of new graduates are coming out of a world where volunteerism and service has been something that has helped define their generation,” she said. Ms. Byers sees this trend as part of a generational shift toward ‘values driven’ professions.
Environmental sustainability is an emerging sector that is well worth exploring for the job seeker with an interest in the Green Movement. For further information, click on the jobs tab on the online version of the New York Times.