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Green dream job

Something you may or may not know about DTE: We have day jobs.

The fact we get to blog daily about the environment for all of you out there is a dream come true. Aww. A sane person should be counting Al Gores before they go to sleep because work begins in a few hours rather than geeking out on daily tips and researching Spokane River pollution. But we’re living in an age of moonlighting: In an uncertain economy, we’re meeting more passionate people who are likely to pursue an additional activity whether it is freelancing or volunteering for fulfillment. There seems to be even more individuals when it comes to sustainability in Spokane.

These thoughts crossed our mind after reading Grist’s semi-helpful yet relevant “How do I find a green dream job?” which is the kind of post that gets passed along to friends and family--- whether graduated, unemployed or just looking for something more out of life. Solutions to our new and intimidating problems demand innovative thinkers for the burgeoning and competitive green job corps.

Here’s an example:

2) Make your job a green job.
Don’t take you eye off the ball even if you end up working in unrelated fields for a while to make ends meet; in fact, you might try to make your job in that unrelated field become the job you want. Several environmental directors I know have simply proposed that position with a company previously uninterested in such work. In the end, EVERY job is going to have to become a job that focuses on climate change if we hope to solve this problem.

What is your dream job?



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