Initiatives, like investing in the renewable energy economy, were overshadowed by the job sector in the US. It seems that economy is in contradiction with ecology. However, the Gen-Y community members have tech-savvy and creative power to make changes.
Business owners and investors start moving beyond gains towards sustainability. So you can start your career as an eco-entrepreneur, even if you have only graduated and search for startup opportunities.
Slow Food Movement
This is a gastronomic approach aimed at the conservation of regional foods and culinary arts. It awakens the interest in our food, its origin, and how food selection influences the whole world. Today it is especially relevant because the imported food provokes death threats.
The slow-growth suites many college graduates, as they already possess the necessary skills. Food business requires not only in-house employees to promote business. It also needs promotion specialists and project managers (including marketing, sales, administrative and so on). So go slow if you are a food lover and want to change the environment for better. By the way, you can mention this in yourproject manager CV.
The job market of the U.S. has the capacity for 10 million farmers. But nowadays there are only two million farmers, and their mean age is 55. Farming market desperately needs more workers. Especially the young ones, who are aware of the organic production methods and do not use petroleum-based fertilizers or pesticides. Just look at the growth of the organic farming area worldwide from 2000 to 2016, provided by statista.com, and you will see that the organic farming is increasing.
Organic Garden Supplier
If farming is too much for you, start an organic garden and lawn care company, like The Happy Gardener. Annette Pelliccio, its founder, is happy to educate communities and families on health and environmental benefits of adopting an organic lifestyle:
’We manufacture garden and lawn care products and spread them through our national distributing team. We provide all marketing materials. The required inventory and start-up fees do not increase $39. That is why our sales positions are ideal for young and passionate graduates.’
Integrate your culinary skills with farming. If you are already skilled at cooking, the position of an organic chef will bring you to the next culinary level. Organic chefs try their best to save the environment with the help of organically-grown, local ingredients. Their menus often change depending on the season and local harvest boundary.
Today many businesses consider themselves “green”. But an eco-friendly retail operation is something more, than green-colored packages. Eco-friendly retail means not only providing your customers with sustainable retail products. It also means teaching them not to leave a carbon footprint through everyday habits.
Independent Creative Specialists
New markets expand, and they need marketing and sales tools. New eco-friendly markets need creative artists and writers. They will generate strong messages to inform a large audience. Independent Creative Specialist can build own schedule and the design process. You will be free to create catching text or piece of art to attract the attention of a relatively ambiguous audience.Green investment advisor
Ecotourism is the most popular way to travel. Many companies promote sustainable business, that comes along with ecotourism industry. And according to the 2014 data, 81% of American travelers choose 'green' travel and 'green' hotels. Many famous hotels and tour operators are responding to the wave of ecotourism and encourage it.
Do you have a bio-diesel van or tuk-tuk? Start your eco-transportation business! You will meet new people from all over the world, help the ecology and create your own schedule!
Sustainable Office/Home Maintenance Services
Do you have Liberal Arts Degree and do not know what to with it? The niche of eco-friendly office/home always needs to be filled. Many start-ups in this sphere can be opened alone for a low cost. Examples of such a start-up are floor cleaning, organic garden creation, interior and exterior painting, pool and spa cleaning.
So take a basket, filled with sustainable products, get in a bio-diesel fueled truck, and start your own business to change the environment for better!