In the simplest terms, green careers include roles within businesses that benefit the environment and conserve natural resources. These roles have been growing over recent years and are bound to increase further as the necessity for greater energy efficiency and sustainability becomes more urgent. Some opportunities are more obvious than others, so let’s take a closer look.
Green Careers Week is a fantastic new initiative launched last year. This year, it will take place between 6th-11th November to provide young people with an insight into careers that specifically protect the environment and will help the UK achieve its pledge of reaching Net Zero by 2050.
According to a 2021 study by Bath University, two-thirds of the 16-25 year olds surveyed were worried about climate change and three-quarters felt the future was frightening. Almost half said the way they feel about climate change adversely affects their day-to-day lives.
Young people want (and need) to be involved in finding solutions to our environmental challenges, so it’s vital that we provide opportunities to show them how they can play an active role within the world of work. Knowing how they can find careers that play a significant part in improving our environmental credentials should contribute towards restoring their confidence in a positive and sustainable future.
For more info, see The Parents’ Guide to Green Careers Week 2023