Green my job
November 10, 2012 7:31 AM Subscribe
I have been fully radicalized by climate change. Help me find a new job preparing for and/or helping us avoid it. Some requirements and nice-to-haves inside.
posted by downing street memo to Work & Money (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently been struggling with my job (I do "best practices" research for a large firm, helping marketing departments do their job better). It's fun, intellectually challenging, and I enjoy the work for the most part - but I don't have that proverbial fire in my belly. I do not feel that there is a larger purpose in what I do, and I'm coming to realize that that's important for me.
In the past few months I've been totally radicalized by climate change, and am flabbergasted that our collective energies aren't being focused here. And so I'd like to find a job helping mitigate or avoid the consequences of what's going to happen in a few decades. Can you help? Here are some facts about me that might be helpful:
I live in Washington, DC, and while something here or on the US East Coast would be nice, I'm happy to move anywhere in the world.
Skills-wise: I have a bachelor's in history, have spent time in public relations, and have worked about three years in the job mentioned above. That job is often compared to a mini-MBA by those in it, and I can speak management lingo with the best of them.
I also have the equivalent of a minor in mathematics, and am planning on masters-level study in that area (starting fall 2013)
I don't want to be an activist. I am skeptical of the benefit of activism, don't enjoy it, feel my skills are best used elsewhere, and to be frank, I'm at the point in my life where I need to make money.
I love travelling, international travel especially, and a job where I could do a fair amount of that would be ideal.
I literally have almost no clue about what's out there. Is there a company or field doing things in line with my skills that I should look into? Thank you!!