Environmental Education in Bangalore: Green Jobs

India in the top 6 to create most green energy jobs

ASSESSING THE EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES OF GREEN SECTOR IN BANGALORE

Green jobs address both the issues together, unemployment and environment deterioration in Bangalore. The city is emerging with huge job opportunities in various environmental sectors. Top companies in Bangalore like Adobe, Wipro and Dell launched green initiatives and sustainable strategies in their companies leading to numerous jobs in the green sector.

Transforming energy systems can create 42 million renewable energy jobs by 2050

People can get jobs & internships in the environmental sector as green jobs offer immense career opportunities with a handsome pay scale along with a reduction in the rate of unemployment and improving the environmental quality of the city. According to the UN report in 2018, 65 million new low carbon jobs will be created worldwide by 2030. 

Bangalore Environmental Education green jobs in India Mumbai India Environmental NGO Earth5r

Green business in India giving job opportunities (businesstoday.in)

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES BY COMPANIES IN BANGALORE

Many companies in Bangalore are raising attention to greener solutions by implementing sustainable practices. Due to increasing sustainable practices in their companies leading to high job opportunities for sustainability professionals as a result employment rate increases in different green companies. 

Consumers are getting wiser about the products & purchasing more eco-friendly products and going all green. People in Bangalore are getting conscious of the harmful products and their consequences so changing their shopping behaviour to buy more environmentally friendly products. 

  • Puma opened its first sustainable store in Bangalore in 2013. It uses sustainable clothing derived from eco-friendly resources such as recycled materials. Sustainable clothing follows all the three R’s of the environment and, therefore, protects the environment.
Bangalore Environmental Education recycling Mumbai India Environmental NGO Earth5r

Puma opens First Sustainable Store in Bangalore (grazia.co.in)

  • Tech Mahindra started a comprehensive program on Environment day to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 22% by 2030 and 50% by 2050, from 2016 for the conservation of the environment and aims to have a balance between sustainability and profitability. 
Bangalore Environmental Education sustainability Mumbai India Environmental NGO Earth5r

Infosys, Bangalore, India campus (officechai.com)

FUTURE IS GREEN JOB IN BANGALORE

E-waste sector will create half-million jobs by 2025

There is a huge future in the green field as every sector is adopting sustainability. Green jobs benefit both the economy and environment in India. It focuses on employment generation.

India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore, is quickly transforming into a hub for all sorts of renewable energy companies which are driving India’s clean energy push and adding to upcoming indigenous firms. 

Upcoming green jobs in Bangalore will provide various job opportunities in different green sectors.

  •  Recycling and waste reduction jobs

This green job sector covers recycling support jobs that focus on converting waste into usable material due to millions of tonnes of waste produced in India, will lead to the generation of 300,000 jobs in the e-waste sector.

  • Renewable energy generation jobs

This green job sector focuses on the production of renewable energy and eco-friendly modifications in the green sector. Renewable sector created 11 million jobs in 2018.

  • Green construction jobs

Green construction job sector focuses on constructing buildings and other various projects by considering environmental health. The green construction sector will lead to 466,200 jobs by 2030.

Bangalore Environmental Education green employment Mumbai India Environmental NGO Earth5r

Green growth employment projections in different green sectors (bls.gov)

CHALLENGES FACING BANGALORE

GARBAGE POLLUTION 

The “Garden City” of the country- Bangalore is the third most populous city and the fastest-growing city in India. The city is currently dealing with garbage pollution due to population dumping tonnes of waste in the city every day. 

  • It is estimated that Bangalore alone produces around  2,275,045 tonnes of waste per year in which only 10% of its waste is recycled. 
  • Various industries dump waste into lakes which are polluting lakes and causing pollution. 
  • Bellandur lake is one of the most polluted lakes in Bangalore which caught fire due to excess of waste present in the lake.  The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board served closure notice to 97 industries for polluting Bellandur lake. 
Bangalore Environmental Education air pollution Mumbai India Environmental NGO Earth5r

Bangalore’s Bellandur lake caught fire (thenewsminute.com)

The Garden City Of India Is Turning Into A Garbage City

Swachh India (NDTV)

AIR POLLUTION

Apart from garbage pollution, air pollution has also been a problem in Bangalore

  • According to the Data of transportation sources in Bangalore, vehicular pollution is the reason behind air pollution in Bangalore.
  • Two-wheelers are adding 67% of nitrogen oxide into the city’s air and polluting it more as compared to four-wheelers.

As more number of vehicles can emit more smoke in the city’s air leading to be the major cause of air pollution in Bangalore.

Bangalore Environmental Education Pollution Mumbai India Environmental NGO Earth5r

Air pollution in Bangalore due to vehicles (economictimes.indiatimes.com)

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR PROFESSIONALS

Due to the above challenges facing Bangalore, in the coming days there will be a high need for professionals in the green sector tackling these real issues making a social change and leaving a personal impact on the environment. Therefore, there will be a high demand for green jobs in future.

Environmental education aims to educate and aware people about environmental issues. Environmental educators work with all types of organizations and schools to teach people how they can live sustainably. 

Aspiring environmental educators and sustainability professionals can earn a degree in environment and sustainability, starting with environmental-related courses that provide much information regarding how an individual can start his/her career in the environmental field. 

COURSES TO UNDERSTAND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Many institutes are offering an array of courses on environmental and sustainability topics. A better understanding of these topics is sure to help everyone from any sector. Some of these Certificate courses you might be interested in are,

  1. Strategies for sustainability program offered by Stanford

A self-paced online course, which explores frameworks and tools needed to promote sustainability. It is a 3-day course on how you can become a change agent through transformative leadership and design thinking.

  1. Harvard sustainable business strategy course

The course explores the different business models that companies can use to drive change and explains why purpose-driven businesses are particularly well-positioned to tackle the world’s biggest problems including environmental problems and climate change

  1. Circular economy – sustainable materials management by Lund University

This course looks at where important materials in products we use every day come from and how these materials can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops. The course also teaches skills and tools for analyzing circular business models in the transition to a Circular Economy.

  1. Certificate Course by Earth5R on Global Sustainability and Climate Change

Earth5R Institute of Social and Environmental Sustainability (EISES) offers certificate courses on Global Sustainability and Climate Change. The program blends online and offline learning (within 3 km of your location) with the ongoing projects. Students receive one-to-one learning and experience which offers great flexibility.

The course covers topics like Circular Economy, Social Entrepreneurship, Climate Change Mitigation Facilities and more.

ABOUT EARTH5R

Earth5R is an environmental organization from India with its head office at Mumbai. It works with the NGO sector, Companies and helps them conduct environmental corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs across India. Earth5R specializes in circular economy based projects. Earth5R also offers short term and long term environmental courses.

Earth5R’s Global Sustainability Hub is a cross-sector and cross-country collaboration in pursuit of UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is an excellent opportunity for governments and the private sector to engage with communities, use Sustainability-based models to drive economic changes and create social and environmental impact.

Reported by Kinshu Kumar, edited by Mehfil Mubarak

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