Going green is the way forward for a sustainable future. Environment safety has gained momentum in recent times, which has paved the way for green education and green jobs. Green education empowers children and youth to investigate the environment, solve problems and take action to better the environment. Green jobs are professional roles committed to environmental preservation, conservation and sustainability. Individuals in green jobs are known as green-collar professionals, who are dedicated to environmental safeguards.
Importance of green education
Green education is an extensive program which offers students hands-on, real-time learning experiences about the sustainability of the environment. Many schools and institutes run green education programs outside the traditional curriculum. The green education program includes seed and plant identification, organic farming, water conservation, composting, indoor plants, green transportation, and much more. Students learn about global issues such as climate change, water conservation, and soil degradation, as well as how human actions endanger the environment and planet. Green education is forecasted to revolutionize the education sector and will affect the economy. To develop more aware adults about the ecosystem, we have to make our future generation aware from childhood.
Focus on essential features
Green Education has two vital features: environmental benefit and sustainability. It is imperative to include ecological knowledge and the culture of conservation in the green education program. Eco-friendly methodology and process must use in the teaching method. There must be the use of eco-friendly equipment during the teaching session. Environmental sustainability must be promoted through water conservation, tree-planting campaigns, population management, and other ecologically advantageous activities. Students must be given hands and functional experience along with theoretical learning.
Types of Green Jobs
Professionals in green jobs contribute to the sustainability of the environment, which focuses on minimizing the consumption of energy and raw material, reduce carbon emissions, waste, and pollution, and helping communities adapt to climate change. Green professionals promote environmentally conscious decisions and policies, aiming to improve a variety of environmental concerns, such as water and air pollution and make sustainable lifestyle choices accessible to the public. Green jobs expand to energy sectors, agriculture, construction, and waste management. Here is a brief about each sector.
- Energy: In the energy sector, green job aspirants can create, install, and fund renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
- Agriculture: This sector includes organic farming and the development of eco-friendly methods and techniques in agriculture. Individuals can help grow crops organically and apply conservation methods to conserve soil and nature.
- Waste Management: Waste recycling is a significant component of green jobs, which combines collection and coordination in recycling. Waste recycling is a recovery operation where waste is reprocessed as product, material etc.
- Transportation: To promote clean vehicles with minimum carbon emissions, the world needs electric vehicles (EVs) to minimize environmental pollution for sustainable living
(The author is Chancellor, KL Deemed to be University)