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Have you always dreamed of a global career where you can make a real difference in the world? Do you like the idea of inspiring others & leading your own team? Have you got a passion for both science and the environment? Then a career in environmental management could be for you.
The environmental science field is growing fast than ever due to issues such as climate change and pollution. People who pursue an environmental science degree have several job options. Let’s explore them in this article including the skills you should list on your resume.
It’s no secret that there’s been an upheaval in the hiring process for environmental positions for the past 18 months. With that, the questions that recruiters are asking have changed too. Here are some questions you might get at your next interview.
Our collective future depends on environmental sustainability jobs becoming commonplace. Thankfully, they continue to multiply as more people around the world begin to recognize the vital importance of reducing humanity’s negative impacts on the climate and global ecosystems.
The work of Environmental Health & Safety experts is vital to protecting the planet, the public, & the employees. The growing public interest in environmental issues is expected to increase demand for multi-level EHS experts. Here are some EHS careers that you should consider.
As a business owner, you have the power to positively impact the planet. It takes various resources to run a successful company, and the greener you make your process, the better the environment will fare. Read on to know more.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day (A/RES/2994 (XXVII)) and International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (A/RES/72/72) – June 5, 2021
If, like millions of others around the world, you have a real passion for the environment and sustainability, there’s never been a better time to consider a career in the industry. Read on to know more.
The office environment itself can have a huge impact on performance and productivity among employees. With that being said, we’ve put together a list of 5 everyday sources of decreased productivity in the workplace. Read on to know more.
The transition to a decarbonised economy is not only essential to halting climate change, but is also a driver of economic growth with the potential to create millions of green jobs. We are talking about jobs aimed directly at protecting the environment or which seek to minimise impact on the health of the planet.
Remote work is slowly but surely reaching people all over the world. And Co and Remote Year run a study which showed that 55% of respondents were fully distributed and 43% are partially remote. Predictions by Blueface say that in the next five years remote companies might supersede the co-located ones. That is good news because, on top of the regular benefits of remote work, we might have a shot at saving the planet. Read on to know more.
As sustainability becomes a key focus for more organizations, employers must develop a new way of doing business. In addition to focusing on financial profits, sustainable companies must also consider social and environmental impacts when making business decisions. The HR function has a critical role to play. Read on to know more.
Indoor air is a lot worse than outdoor air. Many health symptoms experienced by workers are caused by indoor air pollution, which is precisely why it’s essential to keep the air inside your commercial building clean and safe. Here are five tips to improve workplace indoor air quality.
Great companies focus on employees first and spend millions of dollars every year to fine-tune productivity. Now, accumulating evidence shows that air pollution is making your workforce not just sicker — but also less productive and more error-prone.
Job seekers like engineers, community organizers, and policy wonks are likely to find a job in the environmental sector. It’s not surprising since this sector is one of the fastest-growing areas of employment, with many jobs at nonprofits, government agencies, NGOs, and even progressive corporations or consulting firms. If you are passionate about sustainability, climate change, clean air, and water, or any other environmental issue, click here to find tips about how to narrow down your job search.
Carbon Pricing 106 – Effects on Employment: This article draws from the literature on the employment impacts of environmental policy to answer an important policy question, “How do (or will) carbon pricing policies affect employment?”
Air pollution and travel – How to stay safe and reduce your impact?: In this blog, important information about air pollution are highlighted, including the recent changes made, and tips on how you can reduce your exposure and impact. Click here to find out more.
Health Threat from Workplace Air Pollution ‘Underplayed’ in UK: Dangerous levels of indoor air pollution are threatening the health of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing workers across the UK, while also damaging production line efficiency and businesses’ profit margins. Read the study to know more about the importance of urgently tightening regulations to address air pollution in the workplace.
High levels of air pollution globally pose a threat to both the environment and to human health. Air pollution kills more people in Africa than unsafe drinking water or malnutrition and tackling this problem will require a concerted effort from both public and private sectors. Read here to learn how the power of youth can help fight air pollution across Africa.
Generation Green ambitions at risk of going to ‘waste’: Over two-thirds of children (68%) aged 5 – 13, hope to follow a career that helps the environment, but a lack of understanding about these jobs could stop them from getting there. Here’s how you can harness kids’ passion for environmental action as well as the top green jobs that kids should consider.
In 2013, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) declared September 26 to be the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day). The aims of the day are to enhance public awareness about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination.
A video of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose went viral instantly. There was also news about a dead whale with over 80lbs of plastic bag in its stomach. Did you know that plastic may also be inside your own body? An author, Rick Smith, will show you that we might be consuming plastic.
From climate change to forest fires to human rights abuses, the global industrial meat industry leaves a trail of destruction all over the world. Millions of people’s lives depend on a dramatic reduction in the consumption of meat and dairy. And it’s not just red meat that’s the problem. Find out the reasons why meat is bad for the environment.
First International Day of Clean Air for blue skies calls for global cooperation on air pollution is September 7
7 September 2020 marks the first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies. The day was created following a December 2019 United Nations General Assembly resolution (A/RES/74/212) recognizing the need for increased awareness and international cooperation to reduce air pollution. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is responsible for facilitating observance of this Day.
Antarctica’s Ice Shelves May Collapse If We Don’t Act Now: There is a growing concern over the increasing temperature of the Southern Hemisphere. Ice sheet melts faster than ever and it might result in the stabilization of glaciers behind them. If this happens, they can unleash an unstoppable deluge of ice into the ocean, contributing to global sea-level rise. Click here to read more.
Human beings tend to leave a footprint on the world. However, not all footprints are beneficial. Humans’ carbon footprint leaves undesirable stains on the planet and we need to change our ways before it’s too late. Here are some ideas on how to produce less pollution in your day-to-day life.
Although global lockdowns resulted in cleaner air, experts fear that the world risks a more polluted future that could worsen faster than ever. This article explains how COVID-19 will end up harming the environment and what governments around the world should prioritize to avoid catastrophic environmental disasters.
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) released its position paper on the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and associated global environmental challenges, based on the results of its analysis to date. The paper recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic is closely related to – and extends beyond – environment and sustainability, and cannot be left unaddressed. See the overview here.
Based on the World Economic Forums’ report, there are risks in cancelling recent progress in clean energy transition due to unprecedented falls in demand, price volatility, and pressure to immediately mitigate socioeconomic costs. Here is what WEF thinks about how policies, roadmaps, and governance frameworks for energy transition are affected by the pandemic. Click here to read more.
World Environment Day 2020 will be celebrated this Friday, June 5th, 2020. UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that Colombia will be hosting World Environment Day 2020 in partnership with Germany. The main focus of World Environment Day 2020 will be its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development.
Lockdowns restricting travel and industry imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus have resulted in unprecedented reductions in deadly air pollution around the world, new analysis shows.
With the rising number of mortalities and confirmed cases, governments around the world mandated people to stay home until the virus is contained. But there seems to be a silver lining to this. Read on to know how coronavirus is unexpectedly benefiting the environment.
Apart from existing marine litter, environmental groups are deeply concerned by the high number of face masks thrown onto the shoreline, beaches or even into the sea. Gary Stokes, the founder of the environmental group Oceans Asia, said that for the last 6-8 weeks, they are already seeing the effects of garbage generation due to the high demand for surgical masks on the environment.
Green offices not only provide fresh air but can also enhance workspace productivity and help organizations save thousands of dollars by significantly reducing illness and absenteeism. Intrigued to know what other CEOs did to adapt green offices in their organization? Click here to find out.
Based on a series of studies, breathing polluted air impedes work productivity which is not only limited to the field but also in offices. Although this makes perfect sense, it only recently has the damage been documented. With this in mind, how can managers protect their employees from health risks arising from air pollution?