Saving the Planet One Job at a Time
Hello again after a long absence! Today’s post is a guest post written by Leon Powell, a certified human resource specialist who writes for the interior design career blog to help people who want to become an interior designer. As a hotel owner, these are several types of service providers that you may want to keep an eye out for to help you with your sustainability issues. Enjoy!
With problems such as overpopulation, bad air due to smog and other fumes, and global warming it is no wonder our planet is deteriorating as such a quick rate. Recycling, using a filtered water pitcher instead of bottles, using your own bags at the grocery store, and buying recycled paper napkins are just a few of the many easy things you can do to help save our planet. While the aforementioned tasks can easily be done by anyone anytime, there are a few career paths that you could choose to take which will greatly help to save our planet. If you want to further help make our home a more reliable place to live, consider one of the following green jobs.
1. Home Energy Auditor- There are often many people whose homes add to the damage done to our environment but that doesn’t mean those homeowners are intentionally hurting our planet; they just don’t know what they should be doing differently to help. This is where you, as a home energy auditor, comes in. You inspect people’s homes, looking for ways to increase energy efficiency. One common adjustment is adding insulation to keep the cold air out which in turn cuts down on the amount of gas people use for heat. Another common adjustment is replacing old windows.
2. Green Teacher- If you are experienced in building energy efficient homes, increasing energy efficiency, or creating creative ways to help the planet, you should consider teaching others what you know. People are becoming more curious about what they can do to contribute to our planet, and in order for them to learn, they need teachers. Your expertise will help others to become experienced in said tasks, which leads to them teaching others, resulting in more energy saving people.
3. Green Engineer- Perhaps one of the most crucial parts to building energy saving homes, companies, and other buildings is the engineer. You have to decide where the best place to build is, come up with the plans for the land, create systems to handle water run-off, as well as find a way to manage and treat storm water. If you are interested in becoming a green engineer, your first step is to become certified with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
4. Wind Power Salesperson- Due to the tax breaks offered to people who use renewable energy systems, more people are buying said systems. You can use this to your advantage by choosing a job selling wind turbines, and other renewable energy systems. Not only will you be helping others to contribute to our planet, but you will be making a profit from it. Wind Power Salespeople are much needed in order to get the word out to others about saving energy and maximizing our earth’s natural energy.
5. Weatherization Expert- As a weatherization expert, you are not only responsible for inspecting homes and buildings for ways to improve energy efficiency, but also for finding problems with current buildings and fixing them and submitting ideas to home builders about how to make new projects more energy efficient. This is arguably the most lucrative field to pursue, as there are not a large number of weatherization experts out there.
In conclusion, having a green job helps you and everyone else around you by insuring our planet doesn’t self destruct. Even if you don’t pursue one of the above mentioned professional fields, simply doing the small things to save energy, trees, and natural resources gives you the feeling of fulfillment while evoking a sense of confidence about yours and your family’s future. Everyone should do their part.