Giving Young People Real Experience of Green Jobs

The Eden Project has launched a website for young job-seekers aimed at helping them land the green jobs of the future.

It's Friday afternoon and inside a stuffy classroom a video on climate change is in full swing. Shots of the Amazon are accompanied by an increasingly familiar litany of warnings: the earth's resources are running out, climate change is the greatest challenge of your time, are you going to help destroy the planet through your inaction?

As the students leave the classroom, talk turns to their work experience placements the following week. Most I speak to will be stacking shelves in supermarkets. Others will be lending a hand in local primary schools. None will be doing anything that points towards the supposed challenge of our time: climate change.

Read the full article on The Ecologist. By Andrew Hickman, The Ecologist, June 3, 2010.