Tuesday, February 22, 2011

If you're going to pick a job color, make it green!

Boulder is the premiere place for environmentally friendly people and companies. However, sustainability and the concept of environmentally friendly companies is a growing trend around the country for both employees and employers.

One Boulder company aiming towards creating a community full of sustainability efforts and environmental protection is Growing Gardens. Growing Gardens is a non-profit company trying to make a different by incorporating gardening, community and education.
Growing Gardens hosts numerous programs and events around the Boulder community including: community gardens, youth programs, neighborhood compost project, boulder community food project, and greenhouse work.

“We envision inspired people joining together to actively replenish their environment, their community and themselves. We believe in the power of people to co-create harmony between land, water, and all living things for generations to come.” – Growing Gardens Vision

Growing Gardens has a wide variety of internship opportunities posted on the CSO website. Several summer 2011 internships include: Cultiva! Market Garden Intern (Job ID: 24988), Environmental Education Assistant for Children’s Gardening Program (Job ID: 24986), and Horticultural Therapy Assistant (Job ID: 26413). Several other sustainable jobs/internships listed on CSO include the Wilderness Campaign Summer Internship (Job ID: 26096) and the PEC Fellowship Program 2011 (Job ID: 25598). Both programs are summer-long paid internships that provide excellent knowledge of environmental advocacy.

In addition to the great job and internship opportunities found on CSO, Career Services is hosting a Sustainability Job Search Workshop on February 24th in C4C S350 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Join us for advice on job searches, internships, networking, strategies, and online resources for an environmentally friendly career.