Job Pathways in Environmental Science and Protection
Making a difference
Who is the current generation of water and land protectors and what can they teach us?
“If you have a strong connection to environmental issues, I think you should be influencing others to take the same steps as you. Those that are uninformed, informed them; those that want to do more but don’t know how, teach them.” – Bertine Lakjohn, 18, of Marshall Islands
Humans can choose to have positive or negative impacts. River Source wants you to have tools to make a positive impact.
Finding the right work for many people means getting training and exposure to try things out. This is your time to have the courage to try new things.
Many young people these days are taking initiative to make positive changes in their environments and lives, even though it’s a lot of work. Showing up as a good example is how we can show others the way to take care of our land and resources so that we all get to enjoy it for generations to come. Traditional knowledge and science needs to be combined to grow the next generation of land and water protectors. Will you step up to being this next generation?
Green jobs are ways to get paid while you help the environment and the community. You don’t have to be outdoors to work in the environmental field, learning how things work or if you like technology, these jobs are for you too! Check out this list of possible jobs you can have in this field: https://greenjobsnm.org/what-is-a-green-job/
Here is a list of some small organizations in New Mexico: Click on each one to visit their website
Some bigger organizations include:
New Mexico Environment Department
Water Engineers for the Americas
New Mexico Game and Fish
United States Forest Service
Wild Earth Guardians
New Mexico Acequia Association
New Mexico Climate Justice