Granted, most companies have increased their efforts to become “greener” or more eco-friendly. But what actually constitutes a green job?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently answered that question. In an effort to collect data for use on green jobs in future surveys, the agency has outlined what it takes for a position to be considered a “green job.”
According to the BLS, green jobs must be at least one of the following:
- Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources, or
- Jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.
Even if your company doesn’t have any positions that fall under the BLS definition, there are plenty of things you can do to make your workplace more eco-friendly.
Some of the tactics experts suggest include: creating an office recycling program, starting up a campaign to reduce energy consumption or replacing older equipment with more energy-efficient tech gear.