“Every UK job has the potential to be green.”

“For the UK to meet its climate targets every job must become a green job.”

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Last week, the Wildlife Trusts held a very inspiriting session which very much looked to how we might transition to a more nature-based society:

Wild LIVE: Can every job be a green job? | The Wildlife Trusts

The talk has just been put online:

Wild LIVE: Can every job be a green job? – YouTube

But this is something others have been looking at – including the UK government:

Every UK job has the potential to be green, according to a new independent, expert report published today (Wednesday 14 July) and backed by the UK government. Reaffirming its commitment to delivering a workforce needed for a green industrial revolution and outlining a series of green programmes providing adults with the skills needed to pursue a green career, the UK government has today welcomed 15 new recommendations from the independent Green Jobs Taskforce.

Expert report: every UK job has the potential to be green – GOV.UK

This has been followed up – for example:

For the UK to meet its climate targets every job must become a green job – change will need to take place within all sectors, every employee will need to be able to contribute to working in a more sustainable away, and every citizen will need to understand the importance of making sustainable choices as a consumer.

BLOG: Every Job should be a Green Job by 2038 – Groundwork

And business seems to be responding – as with this piece from earlier this year:

Whether it’s Gen-Z calling out supply chain injustices on social media, Millennials protesting about energy-inefficient workplace practices, or the older generations looking for better ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, it’s clear that businesses need to listen, respond and introduce more green jobs that truly serve our modern-day society.

What are Green Jobs? | Skills, Examples & Guidance

With a few more questions – and lots more answers:

But what is a Green Job? – Green New Deal UK

What are Green Jobs? | Why are they important and roles

Can every construction job become green? | Comment | Building

What’s a green job | Friends of the Earth

   
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