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Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job
Gregory McNameeNumerous job opportunities await in the fast-growing field of renewable energy. Grab this handy book and discover how green energy can be a part of your future. Job sectors include solar and wind energy, biofuels, hydrogen energy and fuel cells, geothermal energy, hydro energy, green building, climate study, energy management and efficiency, and much more. Various jobs within each sector (engineering and technical positions, project management, R&D and sales/marketing) are discussed, and the appendix is loaded with resource materials for further education and training, professional associations, reference Web sites and more.
Start Your Own Green Business
Entrepreneur Press and Rich MintzerGain the Eco-Advantage in Today's Business World! Do you have a go green or go home attitude? If so, you've got the right outlook for today's business world. Discover how to establish your business as a green business-starting at the ground level, and starting now! From helping you explore environmentally-friendly opportunities to choosing eco-friendly means of production, our experts take you step by step, and show you how to protect our planet while building your business. Learn business basics with a green twist including financing, office setup, day-to-day operations and so much more! Discover your business and your green competitive edge Create a sustainable business model-no matter what business you choose Get funding from green lenders Manage your company's carbon footprint Incorporate practical and innovative, earth-friendly solutions at every stage Establish an environmentally responsible business culture Use effective marketing to capture customers and keep them coming back And more Plus, gain innovative insights, ideas, and concepts from 22 successful green businesses! Take the high road to success-start your green business today!
Start Your Own Green Business
Entrepreneur Press and Rich MintzerGain the Eco-Advantage in Today's Business World! Do you have a go green or go home attitude? If so, you've got the right outlook for today's business world. Discover how to establish your business as a green business-starting at the ground level, and starting now! From helping you explore environmentally-friendly opportunities to choosing eco-friendly means of production, our experts take you step by step, and show you how to protect our planet while building your business. Learn business basics with a green twist including financing, office setup, day-to-day operations and so much more! Discover your business and your green competitive edge Create a sustainable business model-no matter what business you choose Get funding from green lenders Manage your company's carbon footprint Incorporate practical and innovative, earth-friendly solutions at every stage Establish an environmentally responsible business culture Use effective marketing to capture customers and keep them coming back And more Plus, gain innovative insights, ideas, and concepts from 22 successful green businesses! Take the high road to success-start your green business today!
Green Careers in Energy (Green Careers in Energy: Your Guide to Jobs in Renewable Energy)
Peterson'sAbout 2.3 million people worldwide are directly or indirectly employed in renewable energy-fields-and the greatest employment gains have occured in countries in which the government supports renewable energy,according to a recent Worldwatch institute study. * President Obama has emphasized that sustainability and clean energy are vital elements in sucessfully rebuilding the U.S. economy and securing more jobs. And because renewable energy sources are commonly more labor-intensive than fossil fuel sources, a transition to renewables promises job gains. Peterson's Green Careers in Energy pinpoints the best opportunities in the fast-growing and most promising renewable energy fields-solar, wind geothermal, hydroelectric and marine, biofuel, and hydrogen-with data on colleges,organizations, and institutions that offer courses,degrees,certification, and training/retraining. 
Green Careers For Dummies
Carol L. McClellandEverything you need to start a green careerAs you look for ways to contribute positively to the global economic and environmental crisis, getting an eco-friendly job provides a two-prong solution. Green Careers For Dummies, a 2010 Green book Festival award winner, introduces you to the wealth of opportunities in the rapidly expanding sustainable career genre.This book explores the green frontier of careers and shows you how to find a field that is best suited to your primary interests, skills, and goals, and then translating that into the sustainable job sphere.Career opportunities in the environmental science, renewable energy, smart grid, green building, transportation, manufacturing, sustainability, policy, and more.Job search 2.0 techniques (new media, online, networking, and electronic communications)Emerging green jobs that will be created in the next 5 years and beyondWhether you're a recent college graduate or looking to make a career change, Green Careers For Dummies is your one-stop source for finding your fit in an environmentally responsible job. If you are a career counselor, this book gives you a solid overview of the ever-evolving world of green career possibilities you cn refer to in your work with students and clients.
Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur
Scott CooneyGrow an eco-friendly business that creates limitless profit potential From organic groceries to fuel-efficient cars and toxicity-free dry cleaning, the opportunities to profit from a business that builds local communities, heals the environment, and feeds the growing green demand are almost endless. As an entrepreneur who has developed successful eco-friendly businesses, Scott Cooney gives you expert advice and guidance on starting, building, and growing a green business--and then delivers a gold mine of business ideas for every kind of product and service. Grow a Green Small Business also gives you: Green Entrepreneur Rules that will get you started on the right foot Marketing, advertising, and networking techniques that build a loyal customer base Valuable resources, including green franchises, contacts, and web links for more information Whether you're a novice or a veteran business developer, Cooney points the way to productivity and profit strategies you can build into any small business model.
Wind Power for Home & Business: Renewable Energy for the 1990s and Beyond (Real Goods Independent Living Book)
Paul GipeIn 1993, Chelsea Green published Paul Gipe's landmark guide to the newest and best techniques for harvesting wind energy with small and medium-sized turbines. Now in its fourth printing, the book has sold more than 10,000 copies and inspired countless independent power producers to take control of their own electrical supply.
Ruth and the Green Book
Calvin Alexander Ramsey Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws... Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook--and the kindness of strangers--Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama. Ruth's story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
Daniel C. Esty and Andrew WinstonFrom the Publishers Weekly review:"Two experts from Yale tackle the business wake-up-call du jour-environmental responsibility-from every angle in this thorough, earnest guidebook: pragmatically, passionately, financially and historically. Though "no company the authors know of is on a truly long-term sustainable course," Esty and Winston label the forward-thinking, green-friendly (or at least green-acquainted) companies WaveMakers and set out to assess honestly their path toward environmental responsibility, and its impact on a company's bottom line, customers, suppliers and reputation. Following the evolution of business attitudes toward environmental concerns, Esty and Winston offer a series of fascinating plays by corporations such as Wal-Mart, GE and Chiquita (Banana), the bad guys who made good, and the good guys-watchdogs and industry associations, mostly-working behind the scenes. A vast number of topics huddle beneath the umbrella of threats to the earth, and many get a thorough analysis here: from global warming to electronic waste "take-back" legislation to subsidizing sustainable seafood. For the responsible business leader, this volume provides plenty of (organic) food for thought. "
The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great
Jason ManheimCelebrities, models, and nutritionists to the stars are all about the "green" drink—here's how to enjoy them at home.One juice or smoothie a day—made from green vegetables such as kale, cucumber, celery, and spinach—works wonders for organ health, immune system strength, and weight loss. Now the founder of heathygreendrink.com offers a persuasive argument for adding a green drink to your day, as well as recipes for dozens of different variations. Why drink green?•Green leafy vegetables are extremely alkaline and great for lowering your blood pH and remedying many common ailments and diseases.•By juicing or blending the vegetables into a delicious smoothie, you can enjoy the goodness of many more cups of greens that you could possibly eat in one sitting.•The juicing process also breaks down or removes the fibers of the plants so their nutrients are able to get into your system quicker.•The “green drink” approach offers dieters the chance to add something rather than take it away, without guilt.A cleansing detox drink is a fantastic, tasty way to consume all your necessary vitamins and minerals without having to resort to a processed multivitamin. Plus, green-drinkers quickly start to crave more fruits and vegetables, leading them to a healthier diet over all. The Healthy Green Drink Diet gives health enthusiasts all the tools they need to add green drinks to their daily routine and feel the wonderful, energizing results through and through. 80 color illustrations