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Green Networking Night 2013

Come to explore the breadth of possibilities for an environmentally and socially conscious future! Emory's 6th annual Green Networking Night will be held on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 7 - 8:30 pm in the Cox Hall Ballroom. This event is not a career fair but instead a chance to mix and mingle with Atlanta's green professionals in areas such as media, business, health, government, transportation, conservation, consulting, advocacy, education, law, and politics. This event is designed for students from all disciplines, because anyone is capable of carving out a green career path, whether you're a first-year student or a grad student!

Click here to view the Guest Directory with bios and pictures of professionals joining us for the 2013 Green Networking Night.

Event Sponsors
The Career Center, Office of Sustainability Initiatives, Center for Community Partnerships, Emory Dining, Department of Environmental Studies, Emory Alumni Association and the “Blue and Gold Make Green” alumni affinity group

See below for event details, tips on how to make the most of the Green Networking Night, some green careers defined, and participating green professionals.

EVENT DETAILS
Early sign-in begins at 6:45pm and is open to Emory undergrad and graduate students from all majors, disciplines and years, as well as recent alumni (graduated in past 1-3 years), staff and faculty of the Emory community - but is closed to general public. Proper ID required at door.

No RSVP required to attend – please bring a friend! Refreshments will be provided. Business casual dress is suggested.

We will be posting regular updates about event on Twitter at #EmoryGreenNight.

How to make the most of the Green Networking Night?
Not sure you have a comfort level with networking? Wondering what to expect at a networking event? Click here for a tip sheet.

What is a green career? Good question! Here is a list of some green careers:
Green Entrepreneur: Start a business that provides a green service or product. Examples for this may include a new technology that increases energy efficiency or a line of clothes that uses sustainably grown fibers.

Chef or Restaurant Owner: Operate a restaurant that provides food that from local and sustainably grown food sources.

Environmental Engineer: Through scientific research, analysis, and implementation, these problem solvers create solutions to reduce pollution and waste through developing environmentally responsible industries.

Sustainability Manager: Direct an institution’s office for sustainability or a company’s corporate environmental responsibility department by leading initiatives to ensure the organization is setting and meeting sustainability goals.

Carbon Management Consultant: By identifying inefficiencies, suggesting better and cleaner energy technologies, or advising clients on more sustainable practices, these consultants work with a wide range of people to better manage greenhouse gas emissions.

Urban Planner: Develop plans for smart growth in cities and regional areas that incorporate more sustainable strategies for resource-use, economic vitality, housing options, infrastructure development, neighborhood renewal, and a variety of other factors.

Architect: Plan and design buildings in accordance with green building principles, such as maximum energy efficiency, minimal pollution, and usage of sustainable building materials.

Environmental Lawyer: Help clients comply with environmental regulations, draft legislation for groups lobbying for environmental protection, and prosecute offenders that harm the environment and overall public health.

Sustainability or LEED consultants: Working with engineers and architects, these professionals ensure that a green building project meets certain sustainability requirements or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications.

Conservationist: Work for public or private organizations to manage ecosystems and natural resources to protect them from contamination, overuse, or natural disasters.

Green Lobbyist: Promote legislation that protects the environment, supports the green economy, or encourages sustainable government or business actions. Lobbyists may influence politicians directly or work with organizations to promote these concepts.

Professor: Research or teach in a field that looks for new green technologies or promotes more general environmental awareness and education.

Solar Engineer: design and create systems that harness solar power for energy, rather than fossil fuels.

Biofuel Research Scientist: Study the science of biofuels and develop new technologies to make this energy source more viable.

Energy Sales Representative: Be an expert on energy issues, sell clean energy products, and promote the expansion of renewable energy sources while working for a private company or an association.

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Green Networking Night Guest Directory 2013