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July 23, 2018

Considering a Job in Sustainability? Go Green!

Sustainability continues to be a growing field and now represents around 4.5 million jobs, according to a report done by the Environmental Defense Fund. From the public to private sector, there is a wide variety of opportunities for professionals looking to break into the field and make a difference. Here are three reasons to consider a career that focuses on sustainability.

Making an Impact
Many professionals who work in sustainability feel that they are making an impact in the world by choosing a career path in sustainability, including University of Denver University College alumna Casey Stock, who is currently the manager of sustainability at DaVita Kidney Care. “It just clicked that I could choose a path that not only was I passionate about, but I could make a difference in,” she said.

Job Growth
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics employment trends found that demand for sustainability professionals is projected to grow 11% through 2026. The Environmental Defense found that solar and wind jobs have risen by 20% annually and created jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy.

Large Companies Committing to Sustainability
Companies across the world are making it a priority to be sustainability conscious. From energy use to recruiting to waste elimination, brands are making sustainability part of their goals including Panasonic and Coca-Cola. Alumna Casey Stock is working to help DaVita Kidney Care on its journey to be the “Greenest Healthcare Community the World Has Ever Seen” and reach their 2020 environmental goals.

Ready to make an impact and advance your career?  Explore the Environmental Policy and Management program with a concentration or graduate certificate in Energy and Sustainability or contact Enrollment Manager Alyssa Anderson at

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