Green Jobs and Businesses

This collection of pages on green jobs and green businesses is the environmentally-friendly-income section of the website. If you care about the environment and want employment or profits which reflect that, you'll find some good options here. Even if you don't care at all about protecting our planet, there are some good business opportunities in the green niches.

By the way, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines green jobs as either; "Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.; or "Jobs in which workers' duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources." So testing ground water for contaminants or making solar panels are considered green, as is working to help companies use less electricity.

The Green Jobs and Green Businesses Pages

An Entomologist Career - What you need to do to work with bugs.

How to Be a Farmer - More than a million farmers are expected to retire in the next decade or so. That spells opportunity.

Environmental Cleanup Jobs - Cleaning up toxic waste and other fun ways into this green industry.

Recycling Jobs - Make a good living helping to divert to useful purposes some of the tons of garbage we produce.

Selling Scrap Metals - Make some money and help conserve resources.

Urban Planner Careers - A growing field that is full of opportunity.

Wind Turbine Fabricator - How to become one and what you might make for this green factory work.

Energy Efficient Building Business - When the real estate market comes back, houses may be built differently.

Starting an Energy Audit Business - Eliminating waste and saving money for clients.

Working For Non-Profit Environmental Organizations - Decent places to work while helping a cause you care about.

Doing Wildlife Surveys - How to get these outdoor jobs and what to expect for pay.

Green Marketing Jobs - Help environmental organizations market themselves or work for companies.

How to get Park Ranger Jobs - And where to find them, and how much they pay.

Solar Power Jobs - There are a number of different ways to start in this field.

The Benefits of HAZMAT Jobs - Clean up the dangerous messes that others make.

Become a Green Cleaner - Start an environmentally friendly cleaning company.

Keeping Bees as a Business - Natural pollination is the green way, and then there's the honey.

Become and Environmental Engineer - This one requires some schooling, but the work and pay make it worth it.

Bicycle Recycling as a Business - A look at how one man did it, with suggestions on other ways to make this work.


People look for green jobs for a variety of reasons. If one of your reasons is that you hope to work outdoors, don't forget to check out the jobs and businesses listed on the index: Outdoor Work That Pays

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Jobs in environmental fields can lead to businesses. In other words, your green job can be a training course for eventually owning and operating a green business. Consider what duties you most enjoy, and think about how you can parlay that interest and experience into a business in the future. For example, if you work making solar panels, you might not have the capital to start your own manufacturing firm, but perhaps you enjoy explaining the technologies involved to clients, and you can make this interest into a consulting business.

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