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If you are interested in a job in the green, environmental or sustainability areas, try these resources:

California Green Jobs Resources

Moving away from polluting work and towards environmentally restorative work will bring significant changes and immediate benefits to workers, communities, and society at large. Urban habitat interviewed employers and discovered the following green jobs: employers who provide green collar jobs to workers in more than 100 local firms/institutions which are producing jobs in 22 specific sectors:
  • Bicycle repair and bike delivery services
  • Car and truck mechanic jobs, production jobs, and gas-station jobs related to biodiesel
  • Energy retrofits to increase energy efficiency and conservation
  • Green building
  • Green waste composting on a large scale
  • Hauling and reuse of construction materials and debris (C&D)
  • Hazardous materials clean-up
  • Landscaping
  • Manufacturing jobs related to large scale production of appropriate technologies (i.e. solar panels, bike cargo systems, green waste bins, etc.)
  • Materials reuse
  • Non-toxic household cleaning in residential and commercial buildings
  • Parks and open space expansion and maintenance
  • Printing with non-toxic inks and dyes
  • Public transit jobs related to driving, maintenance, and repair
  • Recycling and reuse
  • Small businesses producing products from recycled materials
  • Solar installation
  • Tree cutting and pruning
  • Peri-urban and urban agriculture
  • Water retrofits to increase water efficiency and conservation
  • Whole home performance, including attic insulation, weatherization, etc.

Advocacy and Programs

Urban Habitat

Urban Habitat builds power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining education, advocacy, research and coalition building to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area.

Urban Habitat
436 14th St. #1205
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 839 9510

Green For All

A nonprofit connected with the Ella Baker Center, Green for All links activists, organizations, policymakers and practitioners in dialog and assistance to advance a green economy with policies and green jobs. Green For All 414 13th Street, Suite 600 Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: 510.663.6500

Berkeley Labor Center

Green jobs and the green economy are hot topics of discussion in California. The Labor Center hopes to be able to provide answers to some of these questions through a new education and research program on green jobs in California.

Ella Baker Center; Oakland Green Jobs Corp

Human rights advocacy with green jobs programs to encourage and innovate solutions.
The Green Collar Jobs Campaign
Oakland Green Jobs Corps
The Ella Baker Center
344 40th Street
Oakland, CA 94609

Apollo Alliance : Good Jobs, Clean Energy

The Apollo Alliance is a national coalition with local chapters of business, labor, environmental, and community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution in America to reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, cut the carbon emissions that are destabilizing our climate, and expand opportunities for American businesses and workers.

SCOPE initiated and convened the Los Angeles Apollo Alliance in February 2006, in recognition of the strategic opportunity to win larger-scale, long-lasting systemic policies that can significantly impact regional trends and conditions. Apollo Alliance
San Diego Apollo Alliance

Job Directories

Greenjobs - Renewable Energy Jobs

Renewable Energy Recruitment service and jobs supporting the solar, wind, biomass, etc. "We created Greenjobs to ease the path of talent into the renewable energy industries, to ensure that their growth is never stifled through lack of people." Dr. Peter Beadle, President,

P.O. Box 916, Fairfield, CA 94533, USA
(+1) (707) 434 9201
(+1) (707) 428 1172

LOHAS List of Public Companies

Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) provides Financial Data for a list of public companies that are related to their core mission of promoting health-oriented goods and services. These companies often include jobs in sustainability management and related energy, raw materials management, etc. List of Public LOHAS stocks

List of green and sustainable jobs that allows you to post a job, view jobs, post a resume or check out their career tools. Green Careers

Green Energy Jobs - Careers in Renewable Energy

Green Energy Jobs offers a global platform for the latest vacancies in the Renewable Energy sector.

Action Without Borders is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. Action Without Borders runs the website Over 57,000 nonprofit organizations from more than 180 countries have created profiles on They use these profiles to list information about their missions, programs, services, and opportunities. Put a profile on

Green Dream Jobs

Green Dream Jobs - job service that connects people with business skills with environmentally conscious nonprofits, government agencies and businesses. Job database provided by

Green Career Central

At Green Career Central you'll find how-to articles, downloadable worksheets and other resources packed with tips and information.

Sustainable Industries

Submit a job for posting to This service is currently free and is limited to positions their editors feel are relevant to their readers.

Ecological Farming Association

Visit the Sustainable Ag Jobs Archive, a project of the Ecological Farming Association.

Environmental Jobs and Careers

Looking for jobs in the environmental sector? Covers environmental employment in the USA and Canada, including natural, green and science listings.

IGC - Institute for Global Communications

IGC played a formative role in bringing advanced communications technologies to grassroots organizations worldwide. IGC continues to offer web hosting services to nonprofit groups, individuals, and small companies. Their networks include PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, and AntiRacismNet. Job and Volunteer Links:

Job Information and Training Progams

Solar Living

Green Career Training in California with internships and Richmond, CA green jobs training program. In collaboration with partnering non-profits Solar Richmond, Grid Alternatives, and the city’s RichmondBUILD program, four times a year the Solar Living Institute trains 25 youth with a foundation of technical skills they need to be part of the emerging solar economy. The youth are inspired, provided practical skills to enter the job market, and receive assistance with job placement in local solar installation companies.

U Mass List of Job Resource Links

Bay Area Progressive Directory

An index to about 1200 organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that are related to progressive activism and/or helping out disadvantaged people, plus links to related web sites elsewhere.

CSR Chicks

CSR Chicks USA is a network of professional women, based in the United States, working in the field of corporate social responsibility. Our members come from the private sector, international development, the non-profit sector, NGOs, think tanks, government and more. Yahoo Finance group: CSR Chicks USCSR chicks group at

Fostering Sustainable Behavior Listserv Digest

The website ( requires registration, but contains valuable articles and resources about a wide variety of sustainable solutions.

Their online book (GUIDE) details how to uncover the barriers that inhibit individuals from engaging in sustainable behaviors. Further, it provides a set of "tools" that social science research has demonstrated to be effective in fostering and maintaining behavior change. Fostering Sustainable Behavior listserv

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