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Do you want to learn about careers in the green economy? Ways in which you can contribute to a more sustainable future for South Africa and the world? Join hundreds of young people from around the country as they listen to expert sector leaders discuss the opportunities available within the sustainability industry.
The definition of sustainable development is to develop today in such a way as not to limit the ability of future generations. The youth are therefore an integral stakeholder in any discussion about sustainability.
The Youth & the Green Economy Event which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 28 July aims to lead this discussion and create awareness about career opportunities for youth within the sustainability sector.
According to event coordinators, “young people will benefit by gaining a deeper understanding of the current state of the environment and the careers they can pursue in relation thereto.”
The move toward a sustainable economy has sparked the development of many new career paths ranging from legal practice, accounting, architecture and design, transport, construction, the sciences, energy, water and many more.
The manufacture of wind turbines and photovoltaic panels are examples of potential economic growth areas that will benefit workers with trade type skills, while skills that relate to alternative building methods, energy efficiency, waste and resource recycling will also be highly sought after in the sustainability industry.
Graduates who are devoted to saving the planet will be introduced to sustainable avenues within their chosen careers. Alternatively young people who do not possess the qualifications or training needed to pursue skilled career paths will discover alternative ways of getting involved and contributing to sustainable solutions.
“Companies in this sector may well be growing and in need of people who are excited and passionate about the environment, and willing to learn.”
Presentations at the Youth & the Green Economy Event will focus on youth impacts and opportunities. In addition attendees will be treated to a fashion show, theatre performances and the premier of new environmental motion picture – FUEL.
Please note that there are only 300 seats available. To register, visit alive2green
By Cindy Payle