Exploring Environmental Careers

Did you know that jobs in the environmental field, or green careers, represent one of the fastest-growing segments of employment? Are you curious about potential opportunities for both degreed and non-degreed job seekers? Tune in to learn what opportunities are available for “green-collared” workers! 

Green careers can include a wide range of specializations, from air quality protection, energy management, stormwater management, wildlife conservation and sustainable manufacturing, among many others, and the future workforce needs all of them. Green professionals can include scientists, engineers, statisticians, regulators, property managers, marketing specialists, architects and city planners.

Register for our virtual session on Exploring Environmental Careers, meeting on Monday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom, and hear from our green career professionals:  

  • Texas A&M University 
  • City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Education Division
  • Granite Properties  
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

Learn more about the panelist organizations and their work:

SEED:


Library Resources

Continue learning and exploring environmental careers through these Plano Public Library resources, available with your library card:

Books/E- books 

For adults: 

For Young adults: 

For juniors 


Launchpad/ STEAM Kits/DVD 

Online Streaming Videos 

Kanopy

  • Green careers. Green design.: You can work toward a green career as an architect, interior designer, industrial engineer, or product designer within a myriad of businesses
  • Green careers. Recycling: Recycling provides opportunities for young people to start with a temporary or part-time job, then move up to supervisory and management responsibilities

E-magazines 

Press Reader Examples of e- magazine  

  • National Geographic 
  • Smithsonian magazine (has interesting environmental-related volumes)
  • ID magazine 
  • Planeta – in Portuguese 
  • Beyond Horizons 
  • Canadian Geographic 

Gale in Context- Opposing viewpoints online collection 


Articles from Databases 

You can find these databases and more on the library’s Research & Learn page.

EBSCO

Credo Reference

Learning Express Library  


Register for our virtual session on Exploring Environmental Careers, meeting on Monday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom, and hear from our green career professionals.

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