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ERIN NOBLE
Renew Missouri Co-Director
Missouri Coalition For The Environment
• Renewable Energy Growth: Solar, wind, and biomass industry projects are providing a substantial number of Missouri's green jobs.
• Get out in the field: Posting your resume is not going to cut it in Missouri. Volunteering with the local chapters of the Sierra Club or the League of Conservation voters on their Lobby Day is a good way to get face-to-face lobby experience.
• Networking: Green Drinks and St. Louis Green organize meet-ups that are very active locally.
"I've been impressed with the maturation of the environmental community in the last five years," says Missouri Environment Co-Director Erin Noble, "It's been fun to be in Missouri with all of the increased interest." Missouri Environment has been focusing on growing a green economy with legislative initiatives that have created a Renewable Portfolio Standard in Missouri that could attract 9,000 jobs to the state. St. Louis is starting to see growth as a result of these new environmental wins. In December, a Danish company announced plans to bring its wind turbine manufacturing business to the city, which will create an estimated 50 jobs.

Although the majority of environmental groups are located in the St. Louis area, recent environmental success has affected rural Missouri as well. Legislation last year paved the way for local municipalities to set up renewable energy standards. Wind farm developments in northwest and southwest Missouri are on the rise, and cities like Columbia are implementing plans to increase renewable energy usage that are attracting biomass projects. MFA Oil's switchgrass-fed biomass plant proposal would bring an estimated 900 jobs and $160 million annually to Missouri.

"We're no San Francisco or Washington D.C." says Erin, "But the good news is that environmental organizations are growing in size, capacity, and influence. When I started in 2005 there were three full time employees, and now there are 11." There are plenty of options for green-collar professionals looking for environmental work in the St. Louis area. "I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in environmental management," Erin suggests, "So, it can be good to work in the field while pursuing education." She adds that Missouri Environment has partnered with Washington University and Maryville University students pursuing law and environmental science degrees and that collaboration between academic institutions and environmental organizations is strong in Missouri.
AMY BUTZ
Program Manager
The Open Space Council For The Saint Louis Region
• We've been looking for people that have strong marketing, social media, and grant writing skills. We want to see that they can tell the story and get the message out.
• Networking: The St. Louis Earth Day has a huge event in Forest Park that most every environmental organization attends.
• Universities with environmental programs: University of Missouri, Saint Louis, St. Louis Community College, and Maryville University. Environmental organizations that partner with academic institutions ofter will offer job leads.
"St. Louis has a robust environmental community," says Open Space Council Program Director Amy Butz, "It seems like there's a new non-profit popping up all of the time." Amy works on communications and volunteer coordination for Open Space Council events. She credits the Council's policy work around preserving the Meremac Watershed with playing a major role in passing a proposition that funds parks and recreation in St. Louis.

The Council's work on stewardship of streams, wildlands, and farms within an 100 mile radius of St. Louis provides local communities with recreational space, advocates for environmental stewardship, and offers environmental education for local youth and volunteers. Amy says the council partners with local hydrologists and geologists on projects that mitigate the effects of landfills, industrial pollution, and commercial and private developments in the Meremac Watershed.

While much of the staff have environmental degrees, volunteering is often the first step to finding an environmental job. Amy says there are plenty of environmental organizations in the area like the Open Space Council that can serve as a resource for emerging professionals looking to gain experience in the field.
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.
ERIN NOBLE
Renew Missouri Co-Director
Missouri Coalition For The Environment
• Renewable Energy Growth: Solar, wind, and biomass industry projects are providing a substantial number of Missouri's green jobs.
• Get out in the field: Posting your resume is not going to cut it in Missouri. Volunteering with the local chapters of the Sierra Club or the League of Conservation voters on their Lobby Day is a good way to get face-to-face lobby experience.
• Networking: Green Drinks and St. Louis Green organize meet-ups that are very active locally.
"I've been impressed with the maturation of the environmental community in the last five years," says Missouri Environment Co-Director Erin Noble, "It's been fun to be in Missouri with all of the increased interest." Missouri Environment has been focusing on growing a green economy with legislative initiatives that have created a Renewable Portfolio Standard in Missouri that could attract 9,000 jobs to the state. St. Louis is starting to see growth as a result of these new environmental wins. In December, a Danish company announced plans to bring its wind turbine manufacturing business to the city, which will create an estimated 50 jobs.

Although the majority of environmental groups are located in the St. Louis area, recent environmental success has affected rural Missouri as well. Legislation last year paved the way for local municipalities to set up renewable energy standards. Wind farm developments in northwest and southwest Missouri are on the rise, and cities like Columbia are implementing plans to increase renewable energy usage that are attracting biomass projects. MFA Oil's switchgrass-fed biomass plant proposal would bring an estimated 900 jobs and $160 million annually to Missouri.

"We're no San Francisco or Washington D.C." says Erin, "But the good news is that environmental organizations are growing in size, capacity, and influence. When I started in 2005 there were three full time employees, and now there are 11." There are plenty of options for green-collar professionals looking for environmental work in the St. Louis area. "I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in environmental management," Erin suggests, "So, it can be good to work in the field while pursuing education." She adds that Missouri Environment has partnered with Washington University and Maryville University students pursuing law and environmental science degrees and that collaboration between academic institutions and environmental organizations is strong in Missouri.
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