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 arranged by Market Sector, and then alphabetized by Organization Name.


Organization Name Notes
Echo Hill Outdoor School This school for outdoor education is based in Maryland.
Frostburg State University This university is located in Maryland.
John Hopkins University This university is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Loyola University Maryland This university is located in Maryland.
Morgan State University This university is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Salisbury State University This university is based in Salisbury, Maryland.
Towson University This university is based in Towson, Maryland.
United States Naval Academy This academy is based in Annapolis, Maryland.
University of Maryland University of Maryland includes Extension.
Virginia Association of Science Teachers

A comprehensive professional organization dedicated to the advancement of science education.


Organization Name Notes
Center for Health, Environment, and Justice This organization is based in Falls Church, Virginia.
Global Environment & Technology Foundation This national organization is based in Washington, DC.
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."
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.


Organization Name Notes
American Farmland Trust This national organization has offices in every region and many states.
Future Harvest-CASA A network of farmers, agricultural professionals, landowners, and consumers living and working in the Chesapeake region.
University of Maryland Extension UME is part of the University of Maryland.
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture This organization is based in Millheim, Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension PSE is part of The Pennsylvania State University.
Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station Part of Virginia Tech, this organization performs research on food and fiber systems and their impact on the environment.
Virginia Cooperative Extension VCE is part of Virginia's land-grant two universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Animal Welfare

Organization Name Notes
Humane Society of the United States This national organization has offices in many states and Washington, DC.
Jane Goodall Institute This international organization has offices in Virginia.
Ocean Mammal Institute This international organization is based in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Organization Name Notes
American Solar Energy Society    A trade association for solar energy professionals.
American Wind Energy Association This national trade association is based in Washington, DC.
Clean Energy Authority    A directory of solar professionals.
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.
Mid Atlantic Solar Energy Society This organization is based in Ellicott City, Maryland.


Organization Name Notes
Audubon Naturalist Society "Connecting people with nature in the DC region." This organization is based in Maryland.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation This regional organization posts job opportunities in multiple states.
Chesapeake Bay Funders Network    This regional organization links to job opportunities on other websites.
Chesapeake Bay Program This regional organization posts job opportunities in multiple states.
Chesapeake Bay Trust An independent, nonprofit grant-making organization chartered in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly.
Clean Water Action This national organization has several offices in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Conservation Fund This national organization has offices in West Virginia and Virginia.
Environment Maryland This organization is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Environmental Concern, Inc. This non-profit is based in Maryland and focuses on the Chesapeake Bay region.
Heritage Conservancy This organization has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Irvine Nature Center This nature center is located in Maryland.
Izaak Walton League of America This national organization is based in Maryland and has many chapters in the region.
James River Association A private, non-profit river conservation group in Virginia.
Marine Science Consortium This organization serves the Mid-Atlantic region and is based in Wallops Island, Virginia.
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.
Maryland Environmental Service In 1970, Maryland’s Governor and legislators created Maryland Environmental Service to protect the state’s air, land, and water resources.
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.
National Aquarium Baltimore The National Aquarium Institute inspires people to enjoy, respect, and protect the aquatic world.
National Audubon Society This national organization has offices in many states and Washington, DC.
National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) NEEF chartered by Congress in 1990 to advance environmental knowledge and action.
Nature Conservancy A globally diverse workforce in all 50 states and more than 30 countries
Nature Serve NatureServe represents a network of member programs comprising 82 independent centers.
Ocean Conservancy This organization is based in Washington, DC.
PennFuture This organization has several offices in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Alliance for Environmental Education This organization promotes and supports environmental education throughout Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers This organization is based in Luzerne, Pennsylvania.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center A 400-acre working farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Piedmont Environmental Council Connecting people to the lands, communities, and heritage of the Virginia Piedmont since 1972.
Pocono Environmental Education Center PEEC is within the borders of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Riverbend Environmental Education Center Teaching environmental principles to children in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
RiverQuest A non-profit educational organization that operates a river learning center for students, teachers, and the community of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education In Philadelphia, one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country.
Sierra Club This national organization has regional offices and an office in Washington, DC.
Southern Environmental Law Center SELC includes Virginia, has multiple offices, including one in Washington, DC.
The Land Trust of Virginia This land trust has offices in Marshall, Virginia.
The Mountain Institute This international organization was founded in West Virginia and has offices in Washington, DC.
Trout Unlimited This organization has its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
Trust for Public Land This national organization has its regional Chesapeake office in Washington, DC.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy This organization has several offices in Pennsylvania.
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.


Organization Name Notes
Commuter Choice Maryland An incentive program that encourages Maryland employees to choose transit or vanpools instead of driving to work.
MARC Regional Green Jobs Browse Green Jobs throughout Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.
Maryland Department of Agriculture Headquarters in Annapolis, branch offices located at several strategic sites around the state.
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation    Resources for jobs in the state of Maryland.
Maryland Department of the Environment MDE’s mission is to protect and restore the quality of Maryland’s air, water, and land resources.
Maryland Energy Administration MEA mission is to maximize energy efficiency while promoting economic development, reducing reliance on foreign energy supplies, and improving the environment.
Maryland Green Registry    Lists and links for green businesses in Maryland.
Maryland One-Stop Career Centers Located in each of Maryland's counties and Baltimore City.
Maryland Workforce Exchange A one-stop network created to improve access to information about jobs, training, and workforce support throughout Maryland.
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.
Pennsylvania Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources DCNR offers a wide range of civil service and non-civil service jobs.
Pennsylvania Dept of Environmental Protection Employees perform environmental protection work or carry out support services.
Pennsylvania Employment Civil service includes jobs in engineering, information technology, science, nursing, and finance.
US Department of Energy    Green Curriculum - Training Underserved Youth for Today's Green Jobs
USDA Forest Service Green Curriculum-Training Underserved Youth for Today's Green Jobs
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.    

Green Building

Organization Name Notes
Homebuilders Association of Maryland Sponsors of the Green Building Network, the Maryland Green Show, and the Maryland Residential Green Building Council.

Jobs Website

Organization Name Notes
Carney-Sandoe & Associates A consulting service designed to help educators and administrators find new jobs.
Earth Work Jobs in all sciences for energy, mining, manufacturings.
Environmental Career Center Assists individuals and employers in matching candidates with green employers.
Green Careers Guide Information on every category of green business as well as job listings.
Green Jobs Network    Connecting people seeking jobs that focus on environmental and social responsibility with available opportunities and resources.
Green Jobs Search This website allows you to search listings by city, state, and job category.
K12JobSpot A free service designed to help educators and administrators find new jobs.
Maryland Nonprofits Career center specifically for nonprofit employers and jobseekers. A nonprofit organization that believes that technology is a powerful enabler for social change.
National Registry of Environmental Professionals Provides professional certification programs.    This is an online job site focused exclusively on non-profits.
Outdoor Ed Professional outdoor and experiential educators share their knowledge, ideas, questions, and issues.
Philanthropy News Digest    Listings of current full-time job openings at U.S.-based foundations and nonprofit organizations. "All our job listings carry our "seal of sustainability" so we attract the best candidates and the best employers."
The Chronicle of Philanthropy Non-profit job listings.
USAJOBS United States Office of Personnel Management website, the Federal Government's official source for Federal jobs and employment information.   
USAJobs    US federal government jobs by occupation.
Work in Solar Solar Jobs Hub: In-depth solar industry insights and career resources


Organization Name Notes
Academy of Natural Sciences This museum is based in Philadephia, Pennsylvania.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh This organization includes four museums in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
Science Museum of Virginia The Science Museum of Virginia is located in mid-town Richmond, Virginia.


Organization Name Notes
American Hiking Society This national organization is based in Maryland.
Appalachian Mountain Club This organization has locations throughout the Northeast.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy This national organization has headquarters in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Camp Speers-Eljabar YMCA This camp is located in Dingman's Ferry, Pennsylvania.
Longwood Gardens This public garden is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Zoo This zoo has educational conservation and sustainability programs.


Organization Name Notes
Appalachian Laboratory University of Maryland research organization.
Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography Affiliated with Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory University of Maryland research organization.
Horn Point Laboratory University of Maryland research organization.
Pew Charitable Trusts This international organization has offices in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Public Interest Research Groups    U.S. PIRG is the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center SERC research extends far beyond our home base on the Chesapeake Bay