How To “Go Green” with Your Job Search

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Are you trying to “Go Green?” The environment is important to you, so finding a “green” job can be too. There are a number of things you can do to make your search itself greener, and with the right questions, you can find employment with someone who appreciates Planet Earth as much as you. Here are three things to get you started on a green job search:

1. Go Green…with Online Applications

Online applications save the environment. Going paperless is a great way to save the planet while you look for your next job. While many companies have physical paperwork to fill out upon being hired, the application process can usually be done digitally. Consider this: 500 sheets of paper make up around 6 percent of a tree. With hundreds of applicants to jobs each year, you can imagine how many trees can be saved simply by applying online.

2. Go Green…by Knowing Your Employer

Before you apply for a job, consider asking the employer if they support a green environment at work. You may also be able to find this information on the company website, or Glassdoor, so you can make a decision to apply only to jobs that protect the environment through environmentally friendly business practices. Looking for these things can help you determine if the employer is right for you.

Look for information on the company’s:

  • Recycling efforts
  • Communications department (is the company paperless, or does it still send mailers or physical paperwork?)
  • Electricals. Does the office focus on reducing its carbon footprint?

3. Go Green…in an Eco-Friendly Field

One of the easiest ways to know if your job is green is to pick one that already focuses on being environmentally friendly. For instance, if you choose to work for a park and wildlife district, the¬† focus is going to be on maintaining the surrounding environment, including lakes, swamps, desert areas, or forests, so you won’t have to worry about the area going to waste.

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How does Artisan Talent Go Green?

  • Our Chicago office forgoes an annual Christmas party and makes a contribution to a local charity instead.
  • We keep reusable mugs and glassware in our office kitchens to avoid disposable products.
  • Our Washington DC office works in a shared a co-working space.
  • Employees are allowed to work offsite on occasion cutting down on transportation emissions.

How does your office go green? Have any tips to add? Successfully working in a “green” office? We want to know! Share them with us on Facebook or by mentioning us on Instagram.

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