Environmental and green careers continue to be in-demand and the number of green jobs are on the rise. At the end of 2019, renewable energy saw a jobs boom across America, with nearly 3.4 million people working in wind, solar, efficiency and other clean energy fields. Although the Coronavirus pandemic has stalled this growth, Americans overwhelmingly support COVID stimulus funding for the clean energy industry, and more investment will create new jobs and opportunities. Millions of unemployed workers could still benefit from long-term opportunities related to clean energy, and Brookings has published a report analyzing how clean energy jobs can power an equitable COVID-19 recovery

For more on where the clean energy jobs are, see the breakdown at Climate Nexus or the 2020 U.S. Energy and Employment report. On Grist, find advice on changing careers, or on preparing for a career in climate.

The following job directories are a good place to start:

And, the ORGANIZATIONS page is another resource as some organizations such as Wildlife Society host their own job boards.



Nature Tech Jobs

The climate jobs platform focused on naturetech, nature based solutions and the biodiversity crisis. Explore jobs and organizations focusing on nature tech.

Welcome to eeJOBS

Find the perfect candidate to fill a position in your organization. Login or create your free eePRO account, and post your job here at no cost!

Find Your Green New Career

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The Best Environmental Sustainability Jobs Boards and Sites

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Our Plan: Labor Leading on Climate

Over the next three years, CJNRC will be building Climate Jobs organizations in 11 additional states that have strong political leadership, a strong labor presence, and elected officials who are committed to making progress on…

Advancing a Pro-Worker, Pro-Climate Agenda

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5 Ways State and Local Governments can make climate Jobs good Jobs

The Center for American Progress and Climate Jobs National Resource Center have collaborated to create a plan for how state and local governments can ensure that good jobs are created in the new clean economy…

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Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Resilience (2019)

This fact sheet focuses on employment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors in the United States and around the world. According to the 2019 U.S. Energy Employment Report (USEER), 611,000 people worked in…

The Growth Of America’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs

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Clean Energy and Jobs

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The 7 Highest-Paying Careers in Climate Change and Sustainability

As it turns out, most opportunities to simultaneously do good for the planet and your bank account exist in science and management fields. To land them, you’ll need to have advanced levels of education and…

Frequently Asked Questions on Climate Change and Jobs

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How can I get a job that fights climate change?

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2020 U.S. Energy & Employment Report

The U.S. Energy & Employment Report provides a unique window on the people who meet the nation’s energy needs, and identifies important trends and skill sets for the 21st Century energy workforce.

Green Jobs in Your Community

Coverage of: Green Jobs Research, Benefits for Businesses, Training and Education Opportunities, Green Job Resources

Find Out Where the Green Jobs Are in Your State

This U.S. state by state section is part of a larger and evolving group of related resources that include valuable information of cleantech, sustainability and environmental employment trends and green sector by sector employment outlook…


Climatebase is a platform for climate action, education, and impact. Explore jobs, events, and the organizations shaping our climate-positive future.

Climate Corps

Climate Corps is a 10-month fellowship program that provides incredible professional development opportunities for emerging climate protection leaders through implementation of climate change resiliency projects with local governments, non-profits and for-profit businesses. Fellows participate in…

BlueGreen Alliance

The BlueGreen Alliance unites America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy. We are…


Where climate, jobs and health meet: The outdoors

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President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.

Reaching Back To The New Deal, Biden Proposes A Civilian Climate Corps

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‘Which climate change jobs will be in high demand in the future?’

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‘Green’ jobs in Biden’s infrastructure bill: What they could pay and how to be eligible

By Catherine Clifford   04/12/21  
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New Video: Climate Action Means Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

By Peter Sinclair   02/25/21  
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The Energy 202: China, Europe way ahead of U.S. when it comes to clean energy jobs

By Alexandra Ellerbeck   02/12/21  
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How Biden’s new Civilian Climate Corps would work

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An $80,000 Per Year Job of the Future: EV Charging Station Technician

By Steve LeVine   01/26/21  
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Decarbonization can fix the jobs crisis and the climate crisis, scientist says

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Let’s Hire Laid-Off Oil and Gas Workers to Fight Climate Change

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To recharge America’s job market, build a green electric grid

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Joe Biden’s climate bet: putting jobs first will bring historic change

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11 of the Fastest Growing Green Jobs

Green jobs benefit both the economy and the environment, and include everything from alternative fuels to tasty foods.

Green Industries Can Accelerate a True Jobs-Focused Recovery

By Daniel Quiggin   07/03/20  
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Biden’s climate plan tries to bring unions into clean energy

By Amy Harder   07/03/20  
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Heat Waves, Solar Rooftops, And Renewable Energy Jobs: Climate Equity Should Guide Decarbonization

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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both

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The racially diverse neighborhood of North Minneapolis could become the site of a novel educational and social equity collaboration.

New Hampshire clean energy industry looks to create jobs — and workers

By David Thill   06/01/20  
A recent report indicated that clean energy employers were struggling to find workers before the pandemic struck.

Focusing the recovery on green infrastructure could create millions of jobs

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A $1 million investment in energy efficiency creates around eight full-time jobs, nearly three times as many as an investment in fossil fuels.

Pandemic costs clean energy sector nearly 600,000 jobs

By Kelsey Tamborrino   05/14/20  
The clean energy sector has shed nearly 600,000 jobs since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and losses are expected to worsen in the coming months, according to a report released Wednesday by industry groups.

Climate change is looming. But America has lost 600,000 clean energy jobs

By Sammy Roth   05/13/20  
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Trading coal for renewable energy would create jobs in Kentucky, group says

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Clean Energy Generates Jobs. Why Does Washington Look Away?

By Andy Stone   04/30/20  
The post Clean Energy Generates Jobs. Why Does Washington Look Away? appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.


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Massachusetts solar jobs growing again, but not as quickly as national average

By Sarah Shemkus   03/11/20  
Solar advocates blame policy uncertainty for recent declines and say the industry still faces headwinds in the state.

Indigenous people are already working “green jobs”

By Nick Estes   09/24/19  
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Minnesota grows business, jobs as it greens the local economy

By Neal St. Anthony   09/15/19  
Renewables now account for 25% of total Minnesota power production. Policymakers and utilities are talking about doubling that by 2030.

Sanders Unveils Green New Deal Plan to Avoid Climate Catastrophe, Create 20 Million Jobs

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How can I get a job that fights climate change?

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Wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing job in Iowa

By Kevin Hardy and Yuejun Chen   07/25/18  
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Mobilizing for a zero carbon America: Jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs

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UN Climate Action Summit is told ? climate action, jobs and Just Transition is possible

The ITUC has challenged governments at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York to make a living planet, secure jobs and decent work their ambition for action on climate change.