Green jobs are a growing sector in the U.S. economy that students can begin to explore as early as elementary school. The NYU Wallerstein Collaborative has developed green career education programs throughout the years with a focus on experiential learning and place-based education that has connected students with individuals and organizations working in a variety of green careers, or on sustainable projects within industry, government, non-profit, and academic settings. Specifically, the green career education components have introduced students to a variety of career options that have helped them understand how STEM skills connect to career pathways
Our approach to green career education has focused on interactive activities like bringing guest speakers into classrooms, taking students out on field trips, and coordinating a day of shadowing a professional or longer term internship. Our Green Careers Database provides links to public and private organizations involved in green technology. This is a great resource for teachers and students to explore the breadth of green careers field on their own or as part of a school assignment or exploration. Find the Green Careers Database below.
Select an area you would like to research. You may select either business, nonprofit, or government organizations or select the research option to view persons in academia.
selected field trip sites provide high school students with the opportunity to explore green technology facilities in the metropolitan area.
GreenTECH Career Opportunities for High School Students
A Philip Randolph High School, Manhattan
The mission of A. Philip Randolph Campus High School is to provide the highest quality education to public high school students in order to provide them with the skills and experiences necessary to prepare our graduates to succeed at competitive colleges and universities.
Baruch College Campus High School, Manhattan
Baruch College Campus High School (BCCHS) is dedicated to providing a challenging interdisciplinary liberal arts education. This intensive four year program asks students to explore the philosophical, ethical and aesthetic issues of the human experience.
Bronx Design and Construction Academy, Bronx
Bronx Design and Construction Academy offers students 21st-century trade training. BDCA graduates will be equipped for advance entry into the competitive construction trades and post-secondary education programs.
Queens Vocational and Technical High School, Queens
Queens Technical High School is a public career and technical education secondary school located in Long Island City, NY. The school has an enrollment of 1,513 students and serves grades 9-12.
Green Technology in The News
- Can This Little Gadget Help Save California From Drought? in From The Grapevine, May 26, 2015
- Why Your Next Home Could Be Battery-Powered in The Washington Post, April 25, 2015
- New York Plants Curbside Gardens to Soak Up Storm-Water Runoff in New York Times, November 7, 2014
- 2 Japanese and 1 American Share Nobel Prize in Physics for Work on LED Lights in New York Times, October 7, 2014.
- H2O Innovation wins $10mn seawater desalination contract in the US in Filtration+Separation, February 13, 2014
- 4 World-Changing Products Dreamed Up by Bill Gates in WIred, November 20, 2013
- One Park, Many Visions in Russia Beyond the Headlines, November 20, 2013
- A Grace Note for a Gritty Buisness, Sim's Municipal Recycling Facility in New York Times, November 17, 2013
- The Great Outdoors in Nature, November 14, 2013
- A Staff of Robots Can Clean and Install Solar Panels in New York Times, October 14, 2013
- Fighting climate change by killing eagles in National Wind Watch, October 10, 2013
- Environmentally-friendly green space opens in Hunts Point to educate about storm water runoff in NY Daily News, October 26, 2011