February 16, 2009

SUSTAINABLE CAREERS

Arnold Leitner launched SkyFuel LLC in 2005 from a studio apartment in Manhattan. At the time, he was still studying for an MBA at Columbia University in New York, and he had no personal wealth to draw on. But he had lots of smarts — including a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder — plus a keen knowledge of the emerging solar industry. He also had an unbending drive to succeed. READ MORE

Company chief transforms electricians into solar installers

Mark Holohan knew enough about solar energy to come back to Arizona and get ready to do installations because he knew the market was ready to boom. READ MORE

McGowan: Green before Green was cool

Jack McGowan, president of Energy Control Inc. in Rio Rancho, is a man perennially ahead of his time. READ MORE

Sandra Heffernan eyes ‘every building in town’ through green lens

A life-long conservative, Sandra Heffernan had never thought of herself as a tree-hugger. READ MORE

SMU’s Michael Paul not ‘too green’ after all

When it comes to having a “green” career, Michael Paul says it was partly luck and partly being prepared. READ MORE

Nick Ellis runs the U.S. operation of Bright Green Talent as managing partner. An up-and-coming executive recruiting firm matching professionals with jobs in the green space. READ MORE

Some people like their coffee black, but Ben Packard likes his joe green.READ MORE

Boeing Co. is launching an ambitious campaign to reduce energy use, greenhouse gas releases and hazardous waste by 25 percent per aircraft produced, over the next five years. Leading the campaign is Mary Armstrong, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety for Chicago-based Boeing. READ MORE

From slow food to solar panels, San Francisco's clean/green business guru hopes to blend an eco-friendly background with political smarts.READ MORE

OPINION POLL
Will tough times halt green initiatives?
No, companies are committed. There's no turning back.
Yes, but only until the economy improves.
Yes, going green is a fad, and a luxury companies can't afford.

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