As society prepares to transition to a green economy, we must equip our current and future workforce.

There is a pressing need for a comprehensive career database where today’s students can learn about green jobs. 

Environmentalism has grown from the early 1800s policies of conservation to the ideals of environmental justice that we have today. We must embrace these new ideas as we grow the green economy.


Government and nonprofit organizations are yet to come to a consensus. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that green jobs are either:

  1. Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.

  2. Jobs in which workers' duties involve making their establishment's production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.


Job Profiles

Chief Engineer

Construction Manager

Environmental Lawyer


Maritime Marketing Manager


Water Supply Specialist

Chief Marine Engineer

Energy Research Analyst

Environmental Management Specialist

Landscape Architect

Marina Operations Manager

Urban Planner

Civil Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Scientist

Marina Operations Manager

Sustainable Development Programs Manager

Water Quality Analyst



Explore the links below to discover a variety of jobs, from entry-level to legal jobs to contracting positions. 

Maritime Jobs Table

Green Jobs Table



Explore the links below to discover youth pathways to maritime or green jobs, through high school internships, school classes, summer camps, and more. 

Maritime Pre-Professional Table

Green Jobs Pre-Professional Table

This set of resources will start with a very sharp focus on opportunities in the King County and Washington state areas, but that focus will expand with time.



Today, many environmental justice organizations look at green jobs with stronger intention and inclusion of social justice principles. Modern environmental justice and sustainability advocates see green jobs as possibilities for equitable wages and opportunities, and are encouraging policymakers to include these important principles in new and updated policies regarding sustainability today.

This is why we want to bridge the gap by curating a set of online resources that everyone can access and use to not only fully understand what a green job is by today’s standards, but how everyone can succeed in a green economy. These resources will include a thorough database of green jobs and career paths, a career center for resumes, cover letters, and interview tips specifically tailored to green jobs. There will also be a database of pre-professional opportunities intended for teens who want to learn how they can prepare for a green career path. This database will include information about internships, youth development programs, and entry-level jobs that can offer skillsets and experiences that are important for all kinds of green careers.

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