Last week, I mentioned the fact that our parent company, Important Media, is launching the best green jobs website ever. An Indiegogo campaign is currently running to raise funds to fully develop and release this green jobs portal, and pledges to that campaign are greatly appreciated. But there’s another way you can help out, which […]
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Our parent company, Important Media, is working on a great project that has the potential to make a real difference in the world. And although it’s not a new kind of electric vehicle, or a radical clean energy innovation, or even a better mousetrap, it is a venture that may open up a world of […]
Are you reaching for the next step in your career in 2014? One of the most essential tools for boosting your career is LinkedIn. Not only does it help you create a strong, vibrant network of connections, LinkedIn helps you communicate who you are, what you’ve done, and what you can offer. Think of your […]
The Khi Solar One concentrating solar power plant is now one step closer to reality with the recent completion of the Khi Solar One tower in the Northern Cape province, near Upington, in South Africa. The company behind the 50 MW project — Abengoa, together with its partners the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the […]
Tesla’s first assembly plant on the European continent is now open for business! The Tilburg Assembly Plant — located in the Netherlands, only about 50 miles from the port of Rotterdam — will now serve as the final assembly and distribution point for all Model S vehicles sold on the European continent. The plant will […]
Businesses and families looking to cut their carbon emissions have a lot of options these days. One inexpensive and extremely effective way to cut carbon emissions and help fight climate change is to offset your company or household footprint with carbon offsets. Pear Energy is a company that provides carbon offsets for businesses and homes. For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee a week, most businesses can go carbon neutral with Pear Energy and help the company drive investment on a large scale into new renewable energy projects.
Have you heard about ALLOTINABOX? It might sound like that infamous Justin Timberlake/Andy Samberg holiday song from a few years back, but it’s way cooler. ALLOTINABOX is a “Grow Your Own” (GYO) company based in the UK. With a passion for sustainability, the environment, and helping people live a healthier life, ALLOTINABOX was born and […]
As we progress into the next year of 2013 we wonder how many companies will keep up with what consumers want, which are greener and healthier products. The world has become more Eco friendly over the last few years and manufacturers know that in order to please consumers they need to be offering green eco-friendly products that meets their demands, it has become somewhat of a standard practice.
Mexico’s Ecology and Sustainable Development Commission (CEDES) has established an agreement with Korean conglomerate LG Corp to install a 100 MW solar park in the state of Sonora.
When you first enrolled into college, all that you really knew was that you wanted to earn a degree, make a good living, and do it in a way that was going to prove to be as eco-friendly as possible. My, how time flies. You are now a college graduate with a “green degree” and you are about to embark upon the next part of your journey: a career in the eco-friendly marketplace.
While most college students are suffering from understandable trepidation when it comes graduating and starting the job search in a recession, those that have their eye on eco-industry will be happy to hear that fields focused on reducing pollution, consumption, and waste, as well as creating sustainable products and services are growing
The green sector is one in which job growth has continued despite the recession. This could be due to the current government administration and their platform of eco-friendly advances, but it may also have something to do with the fact that awareness of environmental issues is on the rise, leading to a consumer marketplace in which the demand for green products and services is growing. In any case, there are a whole slew of job types related to this that look promising for the future. Here are a few you may want to consider pursuing.
Last month, Cleantech Challenge Mexico honored the competition’s eight finalists during its award ceremony held in Mexico City. The winner of the completion took away MX$250,000 in cash, while the eight finalists were eligible for up to US$30 million in venture capital investments.
Let Us Compost! is a start-up business in Athens, GA which helps homes and businesses contribute to the composting movement without having to manage the heap. LUC! provides the compost bucket or bag and for just $5.00 per week, they will drop by your home or business to pick up your compost material and divert it from the landfills. Their mission is simple: to be “the first active link in Athens between local waste, commercial composters, and the compost end-user. ” They want to help you help the planet. Kristen Baskin, the proprietor of this awesome business, provides pick up service for compost materials as well as at-home compost consultations.
For those looking to turn their careers green, here are a few key ways to shift into this expanding industry.
Grupo Dragon recently placed an order for 28 wind turbines from Danish manufacturer, Vestas, for the new Los Altos wind farm in Jalisco, Mexico. Los Altos will be Mexico’s largest wind project after the one in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
The project will have a total capacity of 50.4 MW, and is expected to reach completion by the second half of 2013.
According to solar and wind systems producer, Conermex, Mexico will reach a total of 12 MW of electricity generated by solar energy by the end of 2012, doubling its current potential.
Mexico currently has 6 MW of solar energy capacity installed, but with a growth spurt in investments and new projects, Mexico will reach 12 MW of solar-powered electricity by the end of the year.
Mexico’s most important cleantech competition officially launched nearly a month ago, and after over 30 hours of business training in seminars and workshops, the 128 green entrepreneurs presented their business models during the first elimination round.
“Creating Innovative Models for a Sustainable Future” was one of three thematic pillars of the seventh edition of the World Economic Forum on Latin America, where business leaders agreed that more public-private partnerships (PPP) are key for a sustainable growth in Latin America, as well as sustainable transportation technologies. “There are common themes. PPPs, education…that’s […]
SolFocus announced the launch of Mexico’s first 50 MW solar power plant in Baja California, a joint project between Mexico’s Grupo Musa, and US-based Synergy Technologies and SolFocus. Though Mexico’s renewable energy sector has historically focused more on wind energy, the launch of this new solar power plant opens the doors to new solar energy investments in Mexico.