There is no shortage of organizations or companies that work to protect the environment in some way or another. For those that want to feel like they are making a difference in this world and helping protect its natural wonders, there very likely are opportunities in your city right now.
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The Nature Conservancy is located in all 50 states and over 35 countries throughout the world. Their mission is to conserve the lands and waters that all life depends on. Their vision is to have a world where a variety of life flourishes and where people act to conserve nature. The Conservancy employs over 600 scientists and various other support staff. They partner with other organizations that are government and individual run nonprofits and corporations.
Greenpeace is the top independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative discussions as a way of exposing global environmental difficulties and promoting solutions that are critical to a green and peaceful future. There are Greenpeace offices located in over 30 countries. While this organization relies on volunteers, there are paid positions such as an Online Strategist and Grassroots Assistant.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is the most effective and powerful environmental action group in the country. They combine the power of over two million grassroots members and online activists with over 500 lawyers, scientists, and other professionals. They work with businesses, community groups, and elected leaders to tackle the earth's problems today in seven different offices, one of which is in China. The NRDC was ranked 9th in the 50 Best Nonprofits to Work in 2012.
For those that are more interested in saving the environment from the comfort of a desk, there are several organizations in Washington State that use education to preserve and restore wildlife areas. All organizations require a few employees to work in the office.
Every organization is looking for people that want to get their hands dirty. That may mean a position as a Crewman in Bethesda, MD or as a Residential Outdoor Educator for a zoo in Virginia.
If you want to work in a nonprofit or environmental organization, there is no shortage to the possible positions you can take on. All have their own unique missions and locations where they work to save the world.
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