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Jobs in the Green Industry

By Kathleen Lyons

On this page you'll find employment resources for this field, but don't stop with the job boards listed here. Be sure to check out the associations, terminology, and glossaries, and also read the articles about the green industry listed in the "More on Green Jobs" box on the right below.


Job Boards

  • Energy Careers - job postings many aspeacts of the oil and gas industries, including exploration, production, refining, transportation, marketing, IT, and more.
  • - Search for a job by category (e.g. academia, advocacy, etc.), keyword, and location (city and state in the U.S.) or by company. They have posted their Privacy Policy.
  • Environmental Career Opportunities - one segment of the "green industry" but covered in depth, including internships, with a full range of environmental job postings, from advocacy to law and policy. A privacy policy is not posted.
  • - job board for international environmental jobs, searchable by category, continent, level, and/or keyword. (Formerly known as StopDodo.)
  • Environmental Jobs and Careers - EcoEmploy has environmental job postings (for the U.S. and Canada), links to government environmental job openings, recruiters, and employers by state or province. There are also links to international resources, government resources in the U.S. and Canada, salary surveys, etc. They have posted their Privacy Policy.
  • GreatGreenCareers - from the Mother Earth News people, job postings searchable by keyword, location, and other criteria.
  • GreenBiz Jobs - the international job section of, "the voice of business in the green economy," postings searchable by location and keywords.
  • GreenDreamJobs (part of -search the job postings from across the world using several different criteria or browse the newest listings plus a substantial collection of relevant associations by type of green industry. A privacy policy is posted. Events, news, and resources are also available.
  • GreenJobSpider - aggregates jobs from many green job boards, so you can search the jobs posted on many job boards in one place.
  • NatureJobs - From the publishers of Nature magazine, search for jobs in the sciences by keyword. Their Privacy Policy is posted.
  • RenewableEnergyWorld - search for a job based on keywords and location (state). News, webcasts, white papers, and more also available on a variety of renewable energy-related topics.
  • TreeHugger Jobs - the jobs section of, a media outlet for the sustainability industry, is searchable by location, job function, experience level, and keyword. A privacy policy is poste.

Also see Job-Hunt's links to jobs in the Sciences and jobs in Engineering.

About the author...

Job-Hunt's Green Jobs Job Search Contributor, Kathleen Lyons, is a workforce training and performance support specialist. She believes that the emerging green economy offers huge opportunities for both white- and blue-collar job seekers to find satisfying and meaningful work. Kathleen holds membership in the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), Co-op America, The International EcoTourism Club and the Cape & Islands Renewable Energy Collaborative.