Resources: Jobs & Sources


View the Green Jobs page on Career Services website for a list of websites where you can search for sustainability related jobs in multiple fields.

View the Eco-Reps or Intern pages to learn about opportunities for Elon students to work with the Office of Sustainability.

Sources for Reliable Information

Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit that supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocates energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) promotes sustainability in all sectors of higher education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through education, communication, research and professional development.

Ceres (pronounced “series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. 

Clean Air- Cool Planet (CA-CP) is dedicated to solving the global warming problem, developing economically efficient and innovative climate policies and mobilizing civic engagement to implement practical climate solutions.

Climate Counts is a non-profit organization and collaborative effort to bring consumers and companies together in the fight against global climate change.

Earth 911 delivers actionable local information on recycling and product stewardship that empowers consumers to act locally, live responsibly and contribute to sustainability.

Earth Day Network promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide.

The Earth Institute at Columbia University conducts interdisciplinary research with an overarching goal to help achieve sustainable development primarily by expanding the world’s understanding of Earth as one integrated system.

Eat Well Guide is an online resource for finding restaurants that feature locally grown ingredients.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping consumers save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Environmental News Network gathers, sifts, selects and publishes environmental news from a variety of trusted global sources, large and small 24 hours a day.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts to further its mission of protecting human health and the environment.

Fuel Economy provides vehicle fuel economy estimates, energy and environmental impact ratings, fuel-saving tips, and other useful information.

GreenBiz is an online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success.

Greener Cars provides information to consumers interested in purchasing a vehicle with a lower environmental impact. 

Greener Choices is a web-based initiative from the same publisher of Consumer Reports to inform, engage, and empower consumers about environmentally-friendly products and practices.

The Green Guide shows people how to make small changes that add up to big benefits for their wallets, for their health, and, of course, for the health of the planet.

The Green Home Guide provides information on building new homes and remodeling existing homes in healthy, environmental friendly and efficient ways.  

Green Roofs is an information database and clearinghouse for the greenroof movement.  

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a scientific body that serves as an objective source of information on the issue of climate change.

Local Harvest is an online tool for finding a farmers market, grower, CSA, restaurant or other sources of local food in your area.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory(NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D).

The National Zoo Green Team tips are suggestions on how to make environmental friendly decisions in everyday life.

The Nature Conservancy is one of the leading conservation organizations working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources.

The Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) is an effective environmental action group that uses law, science, and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. 

The Natural Step uses a science-based framework to accelerate global sustainability by guiding companies, communities and governments onto an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable path with sound programs, tools and metrics. 

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization that provides credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. 

Second Nature works with colleges and universities to help make the principles of sustainability the foundation of all learning, practice, and collaboration with local communities. 

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is dedicated to understanding ecological processes that sustain life at the land/sea margin, and committed to finding solutions to environmental challenges of the 21st century.

The Sustainability Institute focuses on understanding the root causes of unsustainable behavior in complex systems to help restructure systems and shift mindsets that will help move human society toward sustainability.

The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land development and management practices. 

The United Nations Environment Program provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

The U.S. Dept of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy works to strengthen America’s energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships that enhance energy efficiency and productivity; bring clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace; and make a difference in the everyday lives of Americans by enhancing their energy choices and their quality of life

The U.S. Dept of Energy, Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the leading organization in the U.S. promoting sustainable design and construction practices. The USGBC is responsible for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a third party certification program that has become widely recognized as the preeminent program for rating the design, construction and operation of green buildings. 

Worldchanging is a non-profit media organization that covers the world’s most innovative solutions to the planet’s problems and informs its readers with stories of new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future.