Environment & Sustainability

Careers in environment and sustainability involve working towards the preservation of the natural world and promoting sustainable practices to mitigate environmental challenges.

Professionals in this field may work in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, research institutions, or private companies to drive positive environmental change in various sectors of society.


Pictured above: Altynai Watson ’20 interns at Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Health.

Day in the Life: Process Manager, Environmental Sustainability

9 AM: Arrive at the office to check emails and voicemails from my team and partners. With a meeting set for next week with our buildings and procurement partners, we must determine this week what we want to achieve as …

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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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15 Environmentally Friendly Companies for Gen Z on the Job Hunt

It’s clear that Generation Z is passionate about the environment and ensuring a sustainable planet. In fact, 67% of Gen Z respondents in a Pew Research Center survey said the climate should be a top priority.

But what about in the …

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The Everything Guide to a Career in Public Service

When I was 13 years old, I went to science camp. One day, I sat and listened as a scientist described what global warming was going to do to the planet—rising ocean levels, mass extinctions, devastation of populations around the …

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Career Resources

Alumni Connections

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Alumni, Community Experts
  • Vice President, Senior Environmental Scientist WSP USA
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  • California, USA
  • Associate- Technology Synechron
Meet Myles >
  • Hood River, OR
  • Wilderness & Dispersed Recreation Manager U.S. Forest Service
Meet Courtney >
  • Sr. Project Manager, Clean Energy Siting & Innovation NYSERDA
Meet Ian >
  • Eugene, OR
  • Senior Network Engineer 4J School District
Meet Ben >
  • Seattle, WA
  • Records Clerk Shannon & Wilson
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  • Tacoma, WA
  • Train crew, engine crew Chehalis Centralia Railroad and Museum
Meet Craig >
  • Tumwater, WA
  • Councilmember City of Tumwater
Meet Leatta >

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