Nature Preservation: Is It Worth the Expense?

August 4th, 2013

Nature preservation tactics can be very expensive. Many people are needed just to keep an eye on the land, to make sure that it is not ruined. For national forests and parks, buildings and paths have to be constructed outside of the area so that visitors can learn what they are allowed to do and what is off limits. Park rangers are needed to run these places. Even on nature preserves that are simply blocked off from the public, a lot of work has to be done to protect the ecosystem and repair damage, Read more…

Choose Green Home Energy and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

June 18th, 2013

More businesses these days are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint by using green energy alternatives. Some large corporations that almost everyone would recognize are making serious commitments to powering their operations with green energy alternatives.

Green energy providers are certainly among the most visible companies when it comes to alternative and renewable energy innovation. Consumers can now shop in a deregulated energy market for their best option among green energy providers. It’s as easy as visiting and browsing through their list of providers.

There are many reasons to choose a green energy provider. Chief among them for many consumers is preservation of the environment. Pennsylvania is a state with rich and diverse offerings for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, biking, fishing and hunting.

Enjoyment of our natural resources is a tradition that’s deeply ingrained in our society although many city residents don’t have the opportunity to escape the confines of their urban environment and discover the peace, beauty and nearly limitless recreational options that nature provides.

Certain periods in our nation’s history saw vast tracts of forest and other natural habitat decimated to feed the hunger of the industrial revolution. The value of nature’s beauty and its contributions to the well-being of all life seems to have been overlooked during that time.

Fortunately, we have come to realize the importance of preserving our forests and other natural resources. Companies that use forest products have adopted new methods of harvesting trees that ensure renewal of the resources we all depend upon.

Wilderness areas and other natural habitats are also crucial to the survival of the diverse wildlife population we enjoy in this country. Although humans are responsible for their share of extinctions, we seem to have finally realized that the wanton waste of the past will not lead to a promising future.

With sensibly-managed programs that preserve our wildlife and prevent dangerous overpopulation, it is possible for humans to successfully co-exist with nature and its inhabitants while still providing a steady supply of the natural resources our industrial society has come to depend on.

Many environmental challenges still lie ahead and we certainly have the knowledge and experience to take them on. The question is whether we have the wisdom to prevent our own needs and desires from overusing our precious natural resources again, and causing irreversible harm to the very environment we all count upon for survival.

Are Green Jobs the Jobs of the Future?

May 25th, 2013

Because creating green energy becomes a larger concern with every day that passes, trade schools, community colleges, and universities have started programs that educate people for the green jobs of the future.

No matter what area of the green energy field a person enters, their employment opportunities will be huge within the next decade. “Green Collar” job opportunities are on the rise and will continue to grow for the next several years. It is also important to understand that green jobs can fall anywhere on the Read more…

Transforming Oregon’s Forests With Green Jobs

April 11th, 2013

Oregon’s beautiful natural forests is a great place to take your family on vacation. Camping out in the forests can teach kids more about their environment. You can also use this opportunity as a chance to teach them how to protect the forests. Camping activities such include cooking by campfire, hiking and exploring nature. Make up something for the children to find such as unusual rocks, plants or insects. This is a fun way to teach them how to appreciate nature Read more…

The Rising Demand for Green Jobs

April 10th, 2013

Oregon’s forests are one of its most precious natural resources, and they provide everything from high-quality lumber to the pulp that is used to make printer paper and packaging. As the demand for sustainable forest management grows in the new green economy, there is a rising demand for green jobs in forestry and forest management.

An individual seeking such a job must be conservation minded and be skilled both as a manager and a biologist. They must be committed Read more…

Job Creation Through Making Our Economy a Clean-Energy One

April 7th, 2013

Job Creation and Clean Energy
Nearly everyone is focused on the economy. Clean Energy is already proving to have an impact on job creation and energy economy in California and New Jersey, two states taking the lead in solar energy that enjoy proven track records of job creation. Call it “Yankee Ingenuity” when two states utilize clean energy as the catalyst for new businesses and green jobs. When US manufacturing began locating offshore, the impact was a loss of millions of Read more…

How Green Jobs Affect Our Energy Bills

April 3rd, 2013

Green jobs that help save money on energy bills include environment-friendly HVAC technicians. These technicians can choose a HVAC system that will reduce your energy consumption. Other ways to preserve your natural resources is to recycle. Recycling efforts can reduce the overfilling of landfills located throughout the nation. Experts predict we are dangerously in need of reducing our waste products. If we continue to dump waste in our landfills at the same rate as we do now, then Read more…

The Average Salary of a Green Job

March 30th, 2013

Nature Preservation Officers usually work in National Parks. They must go to school and complete their bachelor’s degree. Working at a National Park is a rewarding job. You get to work while out in nature and enjoy the surroundings. You are also responsible for developing National Park safety guidelines and programs. The average starting salary for a Nature Preservation Office is approximately 40,000 per year. The salary is dependent on where you work and in what job position. You will likely have very good benefits that include 401k, paid time away from work and holiday pay. Read more…