Working in the area of "green industries" is so much more than just  renewable energy jobs.  Working for a "greener tomorrow"encompasses employment opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and various private, governmental, and public organizations and industries.

The following list of green job opportunities is arranged alphabetically organization name.


Market Sector Organization Name Notes


Museum Academy of Natural Sciences   This museum is based in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.
Agriculture American Farmland Trust This national organization has offices in every region and many states.
Recreation American Hiking Society This national organization is based in Maryland.
Energy American Solar Energy Society    A trade association for solar energy professionals.
Energy American Wind Energy Association This national trade association is based in Washington, DC.
Research Appalachian Laboratory  
Recreation Appalachian Mountain Club This organization has locations throughout the Northeast.
Recreation Appalachian Trail Conservancy This national organization has headquarters in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Environment Audubon Naturalist Society "Connecting people with nature in the DC region." This organization is based in Maryland.


Recreation Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA This camp is located in Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania.
Museum Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh This organization includes four museums in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Jobs Website Carney-Sandoe & Associates A consulting service designed to help educators and administrators find new jobs.
Research Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography Affiliated with Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
Advocacy Center for Health, Environment, and Justice This organization is based in Falls Church, Virginia.
Environment Chesapeake Bay Foundation University of Maryland research organization.This regional organization posts job opportunities in multiple states.
Environment Chesapeake Bay Funders Network    This regional organization links to job opportunities on other websites.
Environment Chesapeake Bay Program This regional organization posts job opportunities in multiple states.
Environment Chesapeake Bay Trust An independent, nonprofit grant-making organization chartered in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly.
Research Chesapeake Biological Laboratory University of Maryland research organization.
Energy Clean Energy Authority    A directory of solar professionals.
Environment Clean Water Action This national organization has several offices in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Government Commuter Choice Maryland An incentive program that encourages Maryland employees to choose transit or vanpools instead of driving to work.
Environment Conservation Fund This national organization has offices in West Virginia and Virginia.




Jobs Website Earth Work Jobs in all sciences for energy, mining, manufacturings.
Academia Echo Hill Outdoor School This school for outdoor education is based in Maryland.
Jobs Website Environmental Career Center Assists individuals and employers in matching candidates with green employers.
Environment Environmental Concern, Inc. This non-profit is based in Maryland and focuses on the Chesapeake Bay region.
Environment Environment Maryland This organization is based in Baltimore, Maryland.




Academia Frostburg State University This university is located in Maryland.
Agriculture Future Harvest-CASA A network of farmers, agricultural professionals, landowners, and consumers living and working in the Chesapeake region.


Advocacy Global Environment & Technology Foundation This national organization is based in Washington, DC.
Jobs Website Green Careers Guide Information on every category of green business as well as job listings.
Jobs Website Green Jobs Network    Connecting people seeking jobs that focus on environmental and social responsibility with available opportunities and resources.
Jobs Website Green Jobs Search This website allows you to search listings by city, state, and job category.


Environment Heritage Conservancy This organization has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Green Building Homebuilders Association of Maryland Sponsors of the Green Building Network, the Maryland Green Show, and the Maryland Residential Green Building Council.
Research Horn Point Laboratory University of Maryland research organization.
Animal Welfare Humane Society of the United States This national organization has offices in many states and Washington, DC.


Energy Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) This New York based trade association works to ensure that renewable energy becomes a fundamental power option across the U.S.
Environment Irvine Nature Center This nature center is located in Maryland.
Environment Izaak Walton League of America This national organization is based in Maryland and has many chapters in the region.


Environment James River Association A private, non-profit river conservation group in Virginia.
Animal Welfare Jane Goodall Institute This international organization has offices in Virginia.
Academia John Hopkins University This university is based in Baltimore, Maryland.


Market Sector Organization Name Notes


Jobs Website K12JobSpot A free service designed to help educators and administrators find new jobs.


Recreation Longwood Gardens This public garden is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Academia Loyola University Maryland This university is located in Maryland.


Government MARC Regional Green Jobs Browse Green Jobs throughout Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.
Environment Marine Science Consortium This organization serves the Mid-Atlantic region and is based in Wallops Island, Virginia.
Environment Maryland Association of Outdoor & Environmental Educators MAEOE members include environmental professionals, classroom teachers, naturalists, environmental educators, outdoor center staff, and many others who have an interest in working with children and adults in the environmental education field.
Government Maryland Department of Agriculture Headquarters in Annapolis, branch offices located at several strategic sites around the state.
Government Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation    Resources for jobs in the state of Maryland.
Government Maryland Department of the Environment MDE’s mission is to protect and restore the quality of Maryland’s air, water, and land resources.
Government Maryland Energy Administration MEA mission is to maximize energy efficiency while promoting economic development, reducing reliance on foreign energy supplies, and improving the environment.
Environment Maryland Environmental Service In 1970, Maryland’s Governor and legislators created Maryland Environmental Service to protect the state’s air, land, and water resources.
Government Maryland Green Registry Lists and links for green businesses in Maryland.
Environment Maryland League of Conservation Voters Founded in 1979, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is non-partisan, 501 (c)(4) known as the political voice for the environment.
Jobs Website Maryland Nonprofits Career center specifically for nonprofit employers and jobseekers.
Government Maryland One-Stop Career Centers Located in each of Maryland's counties and Baltimore City.
Advocacy Maryland PIRG "Maryland PIRG takes on powerful interests on behalf of Maryland's citizens, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being."
Government Maryland Workforce Exchange A one-stop network created to improve access to information about jobs, training, and workforce support throughout Maryland.
Jobs Website A nonprofit organization that believes that technology is a powerful enabler for social change.
Energy Mid Atlantic Solar Energy Society This organization is based in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Academia Morgan State University This university is based in Baltimore, Maryland.


Environment National Aquarium Baltimore The National Aquarium Institute inspires people to enjoy, respect, and protect the aquatic world.
Environment National Audubon Society This national organization has offices in many states and Washington, DC.
Environment National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) NEEF chartered by Congress in 1990 to advance environmental knowledge and action.
Jobs Website National Registry of Environmental Professionals Provides professional certification programs.
Government National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Environment Nature Conservancy A globally diverse workforce in all 50 states and more than 30 countries
Environment Nature Serve NatureServe represents a network of member programs comprising 82 independent centers.
Advocacy New Dream New Dream formerly The Center for a New American Dream empowers individuals, communities, and organizations to transform the ways they consume to improve well-being for people and the planet.


Environment Ocean Conservancy This organization is based in Washington, DC.
Animal Welfare Ocean Mammal Institute This international organization is based in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Jobs Website    This is an online job site focused exclusively on non-profits.
Jobs Website Outdoor Ed Professional outdoor and experiential educators share their knowledge, ideas, questions, and issues.


Market Sector Organization Name Notes


Environment PennFuture This organization has several offices in Pennsylvania
Agriculture Penn State Extension PSE is part of The Pennsylvania State University.
Environment Pennsylvania Alliance for Environmental Education This organization promotes and supports environmental education throughout Pennsylvania.
Agriculture Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture This organization is based in Millheim, Pennsylvania.
Government Pennsylvania Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources DCNR offers a wide range of civil service and non-civil service jobs.
Government Pennsylvania Employment Civil service includes jobs in engineering, information technology, science, nursing, and finance.
Government Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection Employees perform environmental protection work or carry out support services.
Environment Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers This organization is based in Luzerne, Pennsylvania.
Research Pew Charitable Trusts This international organization has offices in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Recreation Philadelphia Zoo This zoo has educational conservation and sustainability programs.
Jobs Website Philanthropy News Digest    Listings of current full-time job openings at U.S.-based foundations and nonprofit organizations.
Environment Pickering Creek Audubon Center A 400-acre working farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Environment Piedmont Environmental Council Connecting people to the lands, communities, and heritage of the Virginia Piedmont since 1972.
Environment Pocono Environmental Education Center PEEC is within the borders of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Research Public Interest Research Groups U.S. PIRG is the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)




Environment Riverbend Environmental Education Center Teaching environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Environment RiverQuest A non-profit educational organization that operates a river learning center for students, teachers, and the community of Southwestern Pennsylvania.


Academia Salisbury State University This university is based in Salisbury, Maryland.
Environment Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education In Philadelphia, one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country.
Museum Science Museum of Virginia The Science Museum of Virginia is located in mid-town Richmond, Virginia.
Environment Sierra Club This national organization has regional offices and an office in Washington, DC.
Research Smithsonian Environmental Research Center SERC research extends far beyond our home base on the Chesapeake Bay
Environment Southern Environmental Law Center SELC includes Virginia, has multiple offices, including one in Washington, DC.
Jobs Website "All our job listings carry our "seal of sustainability" so we attract the best candidates and the best employers."


Jobs Website The Chronicle of Philanthropy Non-profit job listings.
Environment The Land Trust of Virginia This land trust has offices in Marshall, Virginia.
Environment The Mountain Institute This international organization was founded in West Virginia and has offices in Washington, DC.
Academia Towson University This university is based in Towson, Maryland.
Environment Trout Unlimited This organization has its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
Environment Trust for Public Land This national organization has its regional Chesapeake office in Washington, DC.


Market Sector Organization Name Notes


Government USDA Forest Service Green Curriculum-Training Underserved Youth for Today's Green Jobs
Government USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) NRCS employs Accountants, Agricultural Economists, Aquatic Biologists, Biologists, Cartographers, Civil Engineers, Communications Professionals, Contract Specialists, Foresters Engineering Technicians, Geologists, Hydrologists, Information Technology Specialists, Landscape Architects, Plant Specialists, Rangeland Management Specialists, Sociologists, Soil Conservationists, Soil Scientists, Watershed Management Specialists, Wetland Scientists, and Wildlife Biologists.    
Government US Department of Energy Green Curriculum - Training Underserved Youth for Today's Green Jobs
Agriculture University of Maryland Extension UME is part of the University of Maryland.
Academia United States Naval Academy This academy is based in Annapolis, Maryland.
Academia University of Maryland The University of Maryland includes Extension.
Jobs Website USAJOBS United States Office of Personnel Management website, the Federal Government's official source for Federal jobs and employment information.  
Jobs Website USAJOBS   US federal government jobs by occupation.


Agriculture Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station Part of Virginia Tech, this organization performs research on food and fiber systems and their impact on the environment.
Academia Virginia Association of Science Teachers A comprehensive professional organization dedicated to the advancement of science education.
Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension VCE is part of Virginia's land-grant two universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.


Environment Western Pennsylvania Conservancy This organization has several offices in Pennsylvania.
Environment Wildlife Habitat Council Based in Maryland, WHC is a nonprofit, nonlobbying 501(c)(3) group of corporations, conservation organizations, and individuals dedicated to restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat.