High School GED

GED/High School Diploma

Having only a high school diploma or a GED can often make it hard to get a good job. So can poverty, abuse and incarceration.

Luckily, there are programs that can help people in these situations get a leg up. Some of these programs are called green-job training programs. They teach the entry-level jobs skills and the life skills you need to succeed in the growing green economy. These training programs can’t guarantee you a job. But many of them help their trainees find jobs, using placement programs and other follow-up services.

Graduate School

Graduate School

Graduate school is schooling you do after finishing college. It’s a great way to prepare for a job that helps the environment. Graduate school can teach you the high-level skills you need for many green jobs; it helps you get a job and earn more money, too.

Environmental Protection and Remediation

Environmental protection and remediation are two sides of the same coin.

Remediation fixes parts of our environment that have been damaged. That means cleaning up a polluted piece of land or a waterway where dangerous industrial chemicals have been dumped, for example, or restoring a forest that has been logged illegally. Sometimes, it can mean rushing to stop an oil or chemical spill and then getting involved in the long process of cleaning up the damage to fish, wildlife, land and water.