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ALEXIS GREENE
Public Relations And Communications
Community Environmental Center
• Learn weatherization skills. As the holder of New York State's largest weatherization contract, the Community Environmental Center can attest to the demand for energy efficiency specialists.
• Learn how to conduct energy audits. Many of New York's aging structures need to be checked for air leaks, electrical efficiency, and water quality.
• Blaze your own trail: if you possess the proper qualifications, you may be able to start your own Green Training and Assistance program at organizations like a local YMCA.
Community Environmental Center's Alexis Greene works with local government, green building and training organizations, and local community leaders to increase visibility for Community Environmental Center's energy efficiency assistance programs for low-income communities.

The center also offers green workforce training in energy efficiency, partnering with Green City Force to prepare youth from low-income backgrounds for sustainable careers. As a major provider of green building and energy efficiency consultation, Community Environmental Center is a leader in New York's green building community. Their success suggests that emerging professionals should place high consideration on the New York green building market.
ROB SISSON
President
Republicans For Environmental Protection
• Working as a staffer in a political organization is a good place to get into environmental politics.
• All members of congress employ an environmental legislative assistant.
• You can work on sustainability inside corporations. Look for positions as Corporate Responsibility Officers or Sustainability Officers.
Republicans for Environmental Protection is an organization dedicate to restoring the GOP's great conservation legacy. Rob cites several environmental Republican presidents who established milestones in our nation. Abraham Lincoln protected Yosemite. Ulysses S. Grant created Yellowstone, the first national park. Theodore Roosevelt championed conservation by designating 150 National Forests and five national parks. Even conservative icon Ronald Reagan ratified the Montreal Protocol to protect the Ozone Layer. Rob's expertise is in Republican environmental politics but his advice could just as easily translate to the Democratic Party. While any college major can lead to a career in politics, law degrees are very common and any classes in environmental science would also be helpful. Look for entry level positions as political staffers, at think tanks, or in foundations.
MICA ODOM
National Energy Media Director
Environmental Defense Fund
• Mica attended Columbia Business School and concentrated in Social Enterprise. Look to Ivy League MBA programs for business training in sustainable energy.
• Internships, even unpaid, or other networking opportunities are the key to getting your foot in the door in green and environmental industries.
• MBA and business students should look to Net Impact for networking opportunities in green and environmental industries. Net Impact has chapters on most campuses in many cities, and the web site includes a jobs page.
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. As National Energy Media Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, Mica Odom has insight into career success in green marketing. Mica points to the success of past EDF campaigns such as the 2007 landmark deal that canceled eight coal-fired power plants proposed in Texas and adopted an unprecedented set of environmental initiatives, preventing 57 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Mica's career highlights the importance of business skills in the green and environmental industry. MBA programs in both the Ivy League and state schools are offering innovative programs that highlight green and environmental business training. The economic push from MBA students trained in sustainable business models is currently demonstrating the viability of green career fields such as engineering, green building, renewable energy finance, green marketing, and philanthropic foundations with an environmental focus.
JAIMIE CLOUD
Founder And President
The Cloud Institute For Sustainability Education
• Sustainability educators look for employees to demonstrate out-of-the-box thinking paired with a capacity for systems thinking and teaching and learning skills.
• A growing need: sustainability coordinators will be in demand as schools ramp up planning for sustainability and start retrofitting their facilities to green certification standards.
• Get specific: Green Drinks is a good meet-up to get started networking, but ultimately reaching out to industry specific organizations will bring the best results. The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE); the American Sustainable Business Council and Social Ventures Network are good sources for sustainable businesses.
"All jobs in the future will be green jobs, or they won't exist," says Jaimie Cloud, founder of The Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. Educating for sustainability is an essential step in building a green economy. The Cloud Institute works with educational institutions in the pre-kindergarten to 12th grade range to enact sustainable organizational change, develop curriculum that educates for sustainability, and to develop authentic relationships between administrators, educators, students, and their communities.

Jaimie believes the greening of the U.S. educational system will create many jobs in New York and around the world. Among the growing list of colleges teaching sustainability, she lists Columbia University's Teachers College and Earth Institute and the Pratt Institute's Environmental Planning, Policy, and Sustainability programs as indicators of New York's prominence in the growing sustainability job sector.
HILARY BEBER
Senior Policy Analyst
New York City Mayor's Office Of Long-Term Planning And Sustainability
• New York has private and state-sponsored clean technology incubators, such as Polytechnic Institute of New York University's NYC ACRE program, that host networking events.
• The Mayor's Office partners with the Urban Green Council, a major networking channel.
• The city and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority work with the various City University of New York campuses, making these schools an excellent option for aspiring green professionals.
As Energy and Green Building Policy Analyst for the New York City Mayor's Office, Hilary works on legislation to address energy efficiency in existing buildings. She also works with architects, engineers, building owners, and property managers to improve the city's energy efficiency and green building standards. Her colleagues in the Mayor's Office are providing similar assistance in other areas of green business through programs such as Green Light New York, an upcoming lighting resource center. In addition to green retrofitting, clean tech incubators, and clean tech research at New York's world-class academic institutions, New York's sustainability policies make the city a leading market for green jobs.
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