Green Jobs: Grow the Economy, Save the Earth

Last week we had climate strikes around the globe. These strikes represent a new wave of green activists that are determined to make a difference. Greta Thunberg led what is currently estimated to be around 4 million protestors to take to the streets in support of climate legislation and conservation. These protests have officially ended on September 27th, but the fight is not over for the earth’s preservation as our resources shrink. 

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One of the arguments against climate science and conservation centers around the negative impact on our economy that will result from green-based, sustainability regulations. However, this is not the case — some of the fastest growing jobs over the next decade will be from the environmental sector. We have compiled five of these incredible positions from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics that are sure to grow and jumpstart our economy!

  1. Solar Photovoltaic Installers (63% growth, from 2018-2028)
“Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers assemble, in Lingyi Zhao Jiexi Liaostall, and maintain solar panel systems on rooftops or other structures.”
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  1. Wind Turbine Technicians (57% growth, from 2018-2028)
“Wind turbine service technicians install, maintain, and repair wind turbines.”
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  1. Environmental Engineering Technicians (13% growth, from 2018-2028)
“Environmental engineering technicians carry out the plans that environmental engineers develop.”
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  1. Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (11% growth, from 2018-2028)
“Hazardous materials removal workers identify and dispose of asbestos, lead, radioactive waste, and other hazardous materials.”
  1. Forest Fire Inspectors and prevention specialist (8% growth, from 2018-2028)
Fire inspectors examine buildings in order to detect fire hazards and ensure that federal, state, and local fire codes are met.”

-some of the fastest growing jobs over the next decade will be from the environmental sector!

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