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Resources to Indentify: Green Firms / Green Internships / Green Job Vacancies

Just because a firm might have been considered "dirty" or a "loser" by one listing or an organization, should not prevent that firm from wanting to change for the better. 

So you should be careful before turning down an interview, since a firm might be looking for someone with your unique skill set & experience, to help lead that change!


Identifying Green Firms:

Green Pages Directory for Environmental Technology - connects with 7000 suppliers from 150+ countries, presenting a forum to explore clean and sustainable technologies, to share knowledge and experience, and exchange best environmental practicesFocus is truly global! 

  • Very comprehensive source to locate Company directory info for firms that are involved with Green/Environmental concerns, anywhere in the world.
  • You can search by Country; by City; by Category & Sub-Category, or just Scan the alphabetical listings of all entries
  • "Events" tab offers access to trade association & professional society conferences around the world.
  • "News" tab offers access to over 100 online news sources that are either entirely dedicated to environmental issues, or have major columns / coverage of environmental issues.
  • There is a small amount of paid advertising from unrelated marketers on almost every page.

2012 Green Rankings - The World's Greenest Companies - over a dozen rankings & related articles compiled by the staffs of Newsweek magazine and, "Newsweeks annual rankings reveal the planet's biggest protectors and polluters"

  • Greenest Companies in America
  • World's Greenest Companies
  • America's Least Green Companies
  • Most Transparent Companies in the U.S.
  • America's Greenest Tech Companies
  • Greenest Retail Companies in the U.S.
  • Greenest Food Companies in the U.S.
  • Greenest Energy Companies in the U.S.
  • Reputation and Reality - Free Passes "their green practices don't measure up"
  • Reputation and Reality - Unsung Heroes "the greenest companies with the worse consumer reputations"
  • Reputation and Reality - The Winners "greenest practices and the consumer kudos to match"
  • Reputation and Reality - The Losers "poor green performance and the consumer distaste to match"


Identifying Green Internships:

Campus to Careers - Environmental Internship Clearinghouse - from the National Council for Science and the Environment "improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking"

  • Allows you to search for internship openings by City, by State or by Keywords
  • Focus is across the United States

Green Internships
- a service of the Green Jobs Nework "internships focused on environmental or social responsibility"

  • Allows you to sort by Undergraduate or Graduate internships
  • Can search either by Keywords or X miles from a location
  • Focus is across the United States

Internship Opportunities posted with the Ecological Society of America
- ESA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915"concerned with the relationships between organisms and their past, present, and future environments"

  • Simple listing of internship opportunities.
  • Focus is on the United States


Identifying Green Firms:

Green Jobs at GreenBiz - Green Career Center - from GreenBiz Group "helping companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices"

  • Allows you to query for job openings by Category, by Location, by Experience level or by Keywords
  • Focus is across the United States

Job Board of the Ecological Society of America - ESA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915, "concerned with the relationships between organisms and their past, present, and future environments"

  • Just a simple brief of job opportunities with links to the complete vacancy notice
  • Focus is only the United States
  • Most vacancies are in higher education or academic research
  • Most vacancies require a Masters of Science or a PhD

Environmental Jobs and Careers from EcoEmploy
- This is a for profit service that charges firms to list the complete text of a job vacancy notice.  There is no charge to view current job openings.  In addition to showing actual current vacancies, EcoEmploy offers links to find the employment offices & environmental oriented agencies within State, City and County governments across the USA and Canada.

  • Offers a free daily email service announcing new job vacancies received by EcoEmploy
  • Focus is USA and Canada
  • Provides links to environmentally oriented government agencies at Federal & State levels in USA, and Federal & Provincial levels in Canada.
  • Under the banner of "Other Sites", the tab for "Specialized Site" can connect you to the web pages of over 50 professional societies focusing on environmental concerns in USA and Canada
  • Website carries paid advertisements from unrelated marketers on almost every page



Gary Klein (Reference Librarian)

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Gary Klein
Mark O. Hatfield Library
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

Work phone: #503-370-6743

Gary's general work schedule (Fall 2019):
Mon, Tue, and Thu = 9:30am -- 6:30pm; Wed = 1pm -- 9pm,; Fri = 9:30am -- 5:30pm and by appointment at other times.