Examines new technology in advanced biodiesel, produced from animal fats and from algae and waste materials. Discusses how this new technology is expanding job opportunities and creating green jobs from home grown renewable resources. Jobs profiled include Biodiesel plant manager, Quality control director, Plant administrator, Ethanol plant maintenance, Electrician, and Biofuel researcher.
Presents the entire range of jobs needed to make solar power a reality from research and development, design and marketing, and financial analysis to construction and project management. Engineers, analysts and managers share how they work in this emerging green industry and how they found the opportunity to be part of the clean energy solution. Jobs profiled in this program include: Research & development engineer, Design engineer, Marketing manager, Financial analyst, Construction manager, and Project manager.
Explore a new wind ranch to see the full range of new jobs from entry-level wind turbine technician to crane operator, wind power computer analyst and up to operations managers. Visit a leading university taking part in the California Wind Energy Initiative where young wind power researchers are beginning their new careers designing better windmills and the wind energy systems of the future. Jobs profiled include: wind turbine technician, crane operator, operations manager, computer analyst, wind power researcher, aerodynamicist.
Examines how staffers at nonprofit agencies work with lawyers, lobbyists and other concerned citizens to advocate for environmental protection and strategies for sustainable growth. Jobs profiled in this program include: Environmental attorney, Research associate, Press secretary, Community organizer, and EPA attorney.
Although women make up more than 46 per cent of the labor force in Canada, less than half of all public corporations have any women on their boards. Examines discrimination against women in the workplace and politics, and introduces the viewer to Jean Holland's controversial Bully Broads program for women executives.
An overview of the job opportunities in recycling. Visit an electronics recycling start-up and a San Francisco municipal program for recycling cooking oil into biodiesel fuel. Various jobs include collection, transportation, receiving and sorting, handling hazardous materials, and aspects of plant management. Includes information on fields of study and areas of interest related to recycling.
In this program, a Naval Air Station is visited where a team from the Environmental Protection Agency manages a massive program to remove a half-century of hazardous waster. Jobs profiled in this program include: Project manager, Technical manager, Safety officer, chemists and Scientists.
An overview of the job opportunities in water management: flood control, reservoir management, levee design and repair, designing and operating dams and sewer systems, river management and restoration, monitoring fish populations, protecting habitats, maintaining natural resources, water conservation, irrigation, landscape design and more. Presents on-the-job profiles with people currently working in some of these areas. Includes information on fields of study and areas of interest related to water management.