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The news can tell us the employment situation is improving, but if you are not working, and want to be working, that's not really relevant, is it? I know how tough it is to be unemployed, any time really, but especially in today’s economic climate. It’s not likely that you’re turning down fantastic and fulfilling job opportunities, and it is statistically improbable that throngs of employers are beating down your door…but if you’re searching for work, in addition to the criteria a job must meet to be fulfilling for you, if you can add an element of social and environmental responsibility to the mix–why not?

Green Job Search is an online job marketplace for green employers and candidates wishing to work in environmentally focused jobs and workplaces. You can post your resume, and green employers can access it while you simultaneously peruse the green help wanted ads. Job providing clients span many sectors and regions and are defined as companies whose products or services are those that involve: increasing energy efficiency; produce renewable energy; prevent, reduce, or mitigate environmental degradation; clean up and restore the natural environment; or provide education, consultation, policy promotion, accreditation, trading and offsets, or other similar services related to the first four categories. Search for your ideal gig by region or job category, and take advantage of tips on finding a green job resources, training suggestions, and a report on "The Hidden Green Job Market."

Have you brushed up your resume yet? It won’t make the alarm clock any less shattering when it goes off each morning, but if you can feel good about the place you go to work each day, it has to make things a bit lighter. Right?

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About The Author

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation ( and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project ( Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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