20 May '11, 12pm

The 5 L's and Other Tips for Women Seeking Green Jobs

The 5 L's and Other Tips for Women Seeking Green Jobs

I'm often asked how to get a job in the sustainability arena. So I decided to put the question to someone who should really know. "There are opportunities everywhere … and there's a role for everyone," answered Nancy Sutley, who, as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality , arguably holds the top sustainability job in the U.S. -- that of advising the president on environmental sustainability. That attitude would seem to be echoed by the broader employment trend in the U.S. The Labor Department reported earlier this month that although unemployment edged up from 8.8. percent in March to 9 percent in April, the economy added 244,000 jobs last month -- a figure that exceeded analysts' forecasts. Like so many of us, Sutley (who was keynote speaker at the West Coast Summit of the Women's Network for a Sustainable Future last fall) didn't train formally for the...

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