EDF Climate Corps Blog: Green Careers

  • Sustainability Careers: A New “Traditional” Path?

    EDF Climate Corps fellow | August 18, 2014

    One of the biggest hurdles I face in my transition from graduate school into my career is that my chosen career path – corporate sustainability – is not a traditional profession. I went to The London School of Economics and Political Science, which is a fantastic institution with a supportive and enthusiastic Careers center. However, most of the job postings and career fairs on campus were geared towards more classic trajectories like finance, accounting and consulting.

  • Green-Collar Skills

    Kelly Jones | July 24, 2014

    The range of skills needed to work in the interdisciplinary field of sustainability run the gamut from energy modeling to negotiation and from financial analysis to communications. I myself have degrees in both psychology and environmental management, and I work with a team with individuals who have studied economics, international affairs, anthropology, history and integrative biology. Each of us brings something unique to the table, and as a whole, the group benefits from having such diverse expertise.

  • Climate Change Gets Personal

    Kate Hanley | June 4, 2014

    The release of the White House’s Clean Power Plan is making headlines all over the country and beyond, sparking conversations about how this plan will affect all levels of government, utilities, companies and taxpayers. But climate change is much, much more than a policy issue, as this week’s episode of Years of Living Dangerously shows us.

  • Green Jobs: Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Action

    Kelly Jones | May 28, 2014

    As EDF Climate Corps fellow Jenise Young points out in Years of Living Dangerously, there is a difference between being informed about climate change and actually doing something about it. Knowledge, unfortunately, doesn’t necessarily lead to action.

  • Meet the sustainability leaders of tomorrow

    Elena Kocherovsky | February 18, 2014

    Here at EDF Climate Corps we have the ability to glimpse into the future and see what the next generation of business leaders looks like. They are passionate about creating a new business model where the bottom line and sustainability go hand in hand.

  • Tips on Landing Your Green Dream Job from Net Impact

    Kelly Jones | October 29, 2013

    At the Net Impact Conference last week, I met a number of inspiring young graduate students. Many came to the EDF Climate Corps expo booth asking about our summer fellowship program. Many others I talked to, including our 2013 alumni fellows, were seeking full-time employment.