Beyond Green Jobs: Assessing Sustainability-Enhancing Career Options


  • Neil Baldwin Sheridan College


sustainability, career, green jobs, environment


The world is on a path toward unsustainability which affects all living beings. As career development practitioners, we have a responsibility to be capable of helping clients consider and integrate a holistic concept of sustainability into their career decision-making when they call upon us for such assistance. The environment may be the highest priority concern but it is also time to go beyond just “green careers” to think about sustainability in the broad sense. This article analyzes the current state of green careers, proposes a model for clients to assess sustainability-enhancing career options, examines related growth opportunities, and calls on career development practitioners to be part of the sustainability solution in bringing these considerations to the forefront.


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How to Cite

Baldwin, N. (2014). Beyond Green Jobs: Assessing Sustainability-Enhancing Career Options. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 13(2), 4–16. Retrieved from