The second of our personal Superpowers is “To Save the Planet, Invest Your Working Life…” Here we pull career ideas from two fine think-tank documents:
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PREVENTION JOBS, as inferred in policy recommendations by Stanford University researchers in their The State Clean Energy Cookbook, a Dozen Recipes for State Action on Energy Efficiency and Renewables Energy, by the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford University, and the Hoover Institution Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, Stanford University.
Though essentially a policy document, it serves amazingly well as a table of contents for how to visualize major categories of new jobs, listed below:
Energy Efficiency Resource Standards
Energy Efficient Building Codes
Building Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure
Utility and Customer Market Incentives
Renewable Portfolio Standards
Net Energy Metering
Renewable Energy Tariffs
Energy Savings Performance Contracts
Third-Party Ownership of Distributed-Power Systems
Property-Assessed Clean Energy
Department of Energy State Energy Program
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ADAPTATION JOBS, as inferred in The President’s State, Local, and Tribal leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resiliance (November 2014). Adaptation is required because much global warming is already here with more coming, because there is substantial greenhouse gas already in the pipeline for which it is too late to stop.
As above, this also is essentially a policy document, but one which serves amazingly well as a table of contents for how to visualize major categories of new jobs:
Building Resiliant Communities
Improved Resilience in the Nations Infrastructure
Ensuring Resilience of Natural Resources
Preserving Human Health and Supporting Resilient Populations
Supporting Climate-Smart Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
Understanding and Acting on the Economics of Resilience
Building Capacity for Resilience
Tip: In your search for a job in the new economy, pull these threads and see where they lead your job search?
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How does one get started saving the planet? Start by deeply knowing your own sources of personal power: 1) To save the planet, Change Yourself First; 2) To save the planet, Invest Your Working Life; 3) To save the planet, Use Your Voice and take advocacy seriously! Never miss a chance to vote, and never stop influencing your government and businesses locally, at the state level, and at the national level.
And in all cases and at all times, cast aside the learned-helplessness that infects so much of modern life…
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