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Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers
Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers
Yesh Pavlik Slenk

Want to use your job to tackle climate change? Today there are more opportunities across industries to find a job and have... more

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Katharine Hayhoe on how to start climate conversations

Greening your job often means talking about sustainability and climate solutions at work. But how do you talk about climate... more

15 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
How to land one of the millions of new clean energy jobs

Federal legislation is projected to create 1.5 million new jobs in infrastructure and clean energy each year for the next... more

08 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
How to green your faith communities with Rev Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll

When it comes to green careers — and planet-saving vocations — there’s a huge sector many of us overlook: faith... more

01 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
The climate fight at the heart of the PR industry

After a squirrely career path, Solitaire Townsend found her role in the sustainability movement by filling a big communication gap:... more

25 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Hotline Episode! Sustainability careers expert Shannon Houde answers your career questions

Is the green job search making you feel downtrodden? Do you have application burnout? Do you lie awake at night... more

18 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
Hollywood screenwriter and producer Scott Z. Burns on making climate change central to storytelling

Scott Z. Burns intends to be part of climate action, and he’s using his prolific storytelling talents to both entertain... more

11 Oct 2023 · 18 minutes
From mud cakes to high stakes with Youth Climate Collaborative’s Pooja Tilvawala

Ever wonder what it’s like to bring your own seat to the table at one of the world’s largest, high-stakes... more

04 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
Eco-anxiety is fueling a new green career: climate psychology

You likely have lots of feelings about living in a changing climate: from anger to frustration, dread and anxiety, but... more

27 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
Creating zero waste in an unexpected place: the hair care industry

Creating a green career out of thin air? That’s bananas! Literally. Ciara Imani May is the CEO of the company... more

20 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
How a punk-rocking paralegal harnessed employee power to green Microsoft

Struggling to find a sustainability job? Well, good news. You don’t have to find one…you can MAKE one. Drew Wilkinson... more

13 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
Introducing Season 6: How to Green Your Job

More than half of Gen Z and millennials are pressuring employers to green their companies — and almost that many... more

07 Sep 2023 · 2 minutes
How to green any job with Project Drawdown's Jamie Beck Alexander

Struggling to find a “climate job?” Hit pause on that Google search and ponder a radically different solution to your... more

31 May 2023 · 18 minutes
The great electrician shortage: a bonus episode from The Carbon Copy with Stephen Lacey

The table is set for widespread electrification. But, facing a shortage of electricians to make it happen, could this be... more

24 May 2023 · 30 minutes
Learn how to build your climate experience with Terra.do founder Anshuman Bapna

In 2020, Anshuman Bapna needed a major shift in his life, a professional one. With the magnitude and urgency of... more

17 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Transfer Your Skills to a Green Job with Work on Climate’s Eugene Kirpichov

Eugene Kirpichov had a great job as a software engineer at Google. But he left it all behind. As he... more

10 May 2023 · 22 minutes
How to network for a green job with purpose-driven LinkedIn expert Nick@Noon

Building a network in a new field is tough. But 80% of all jobs are found through networking—and to get... more

03 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Browngirl Green’s Kristy Drutman: Taking the mystery out of finding a green job

When you know you want a green job but you have no idea how to find organizations that fit you... more

26 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Introducing ‘The Year of the Climate Job,” a special Degrees mini-series

Searching for a green job can be a slog. From job postings with endless lists of qualifications to the lousy... more

19 Apr 2023 · 2 minutes
How Heather McTeer Toney is redefining climate action for the next generation of leaders

Elected one of the youngest Black female mayors in the United States before serving as administrator of the EPA’s southeastern... more

09 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
The future of climate-smart ag and the hot politics of your dinner plate

Thousands of jobs and billions of dollars are at stake in the political fight over how climate-friendly our food supply... more

02 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
How to solve the EV problem and a jobs problem at the same time

Three years ago, Kameale C. Terry and Evette Ellis founded ChargerHelp!, one of the first companies to repair broken charging... more

26 Oct 2022 · 35 minutes
Tracking jaguars with a toddler: Introducing Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

Yesh introduces a podcast she loves: Going Wild with wildlife conservationist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. In this hit PBS podcast, Dr.... more

19 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
How to get a job investing millions in planet-saving tech

The climate tech investing space is growing fast. Curious about how to get involved? Venture firm Lowercarbon Capital "backs kickass... more

12 Oct 2022 · 30 minutes
How do we learn to live with wildfire?

US Forest Service research ecologist Frank Kanawha Lake is bringing Indigenous ways of knowing to managing fire into the 21st... more

05 Oct 2022 · 33 minutes
Building a Black community for green jobseekers

The good news: Climate action offers the biggest job opportunity of our lifetimes. The bad news: The environmental workforce remains... more

28 Sep 2022 · 29 minutes
The woman greening the golden arches

Can you use your MBA to save the planet? Just ask the chief sustainability officer at McDonald’s, Jenny McColloch. McColloch... more

21 Sep 2022 · 41 minutes
How a psychology major is on the frontlines of decarbonizing a global industry

If you want to make the world a better place, it might be surprising, but a huge industry -- like... more

14 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
The fastest electric vehicle fleet makeover in the west

Transportation is the largest single source of carbon emissions in the U.S. People who can electrify vehicle fleets are in... more

07 Sep 2022 · 31 minutes
10 Ways to Save the Planet

Nine million new planet-saving jobs will be created over the next decade. This season, we’re talking all about the jobs... more

07 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Introducing Season 4: Jobs of the Future

Kicking our addition to fossil fuels is the single biggest job opportunity of a lifetime. This season, we’re spotlighting jobs... more

24 Aug 2022 · 2 minutes
Jason Swann’s life turned upside down. Now, he’s saving wild places

When Jason Swann goes hiking, he always takes pictures. It’s important to him to show other Black and brown people... more

01 Dec 2021 · 29 minutes
Sustainable investment leader Taeun Kwon on women, money and saving the planet

If we are to truly combat climate change, there must be more women leaders in finance. Taeun Kwon, 32, is... more

24 Nov 2021 · 29 minutes
How an energy entrepreneur is helping to light up the world

Dan Schnitzer has been passionate about renewable energy since the eighth grade, when he discovered he could make clean fuel... more

17 Nov 2021 · 26 minutes
How a farmworker’s son-turned politician is fighting “the serious crisis with Mother Earth”

Working with his parents harvesting produce in the 100-degree agricultural fields of southern California, Eduardo Garcia never imagined growing up... more

10 Nov 2021 · 28 minutes
How this 30 Under 30 sustainability star navigates tough dilemmas at REI

Dawnielle Tellez, 29, recently made it onto media company GreenBiz’ 30 under 30 list. The REI sustainability analyst tells Yesh... more

03 Nov 2021 · 28 minutes
Yes, you can turn your climate anxiety into meaningful action

This week we talk with LaUra Schmidt, cofounder of The Good Grief Network. LaUra talks about how millions of us... more

27 Oct 2021 · 28 minutes
What drove a former USA swim team member to tackle the diesel problem

BJ Johnson transformed himself from athlete to an eco-entrepreneur. In this episode, he tells us why entrepreneurship is a viable... more

20 Oct 2021 · 26 minutes
Lake Street Dive on music, activism, and bravery

We talk to Lake Street Dive’s Mike Calabrese and lead singer Rachael Price about the challenges of being a green... more

13 Oct 2021 · 31 minutes
Introducing Degrees Season 3

There’s never been a time like this. To fight climate change, we need everyone on board. Our new season of... more

06 Oct 2021 · 2 minutes
Awkward! Networking mistakes to avoid

Everyone says networking is so important, but how? Who should you talk to? What do you say? Net Impact’s Sam... more

21 Aug 2021 · 12 minutes
Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers
Yes, you can turn your climate anxiety into meaningful action
Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers

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This week we talk with LaUra Schmidt, cofounder of The Good Grief Network. LaUra talks about how millions of us are suffering... more