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  • Why Green is Your Color: A Woman's Guide to a Sustainable Career (US Department of Labor, 2012)
  • Deep Green Jobs (Paul Glover, 2012)
  • Paint Your Career Green: Get a Green Job Without Starting Over (Stan Schatt and Michele Lobl, 2011)
  • Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them (Graciela Tiscareno-Sato, 2011)
  • Smart Solar Sales: Affordable Training for the Aspiring Solar Energy Professional (Spike Andrews, 2011)
  • Tailoring the Green Suit: Empowering Yourself for an Executive Career in the New Green Economy (Dan Smolen, 2010)
  • Climb the Green Ladder: Make Your Company and Career More Sustainable (Amy V Fetzer and Shari Aaron, 2010)
  • Green Careers For Dummies (Carol L. McClelland, 2010)
  • Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future (Jim Cassio, Alice Rush, 2009)
  • Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job (Gregory McNamee, 2008)
  • Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers in an Era of Interdependance, Revised Edition (Melissa Everett, 2007)
  • Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors (Great Jobs Series) (Julie DeGalan, 2008)
  • Green Careers (Frank Marquardt, 2008)
  • Green Jobs Guidebook (Environmental Defense Fund, 2008)
  • Green Jobs Philly (Paul Glover)
  • Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment (A. Bronwyn Llewellyn, 2008)
  • Saving the Earth as a Career: Advice on Becoming a Conservation Professional (Malcolm L. Hunter Jr., David B. Lindenmayer, Aram J.K. Calhoun, 2007)
  • The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems (Van Jones, 2008)
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Careers (Barbara Parks and Jodi Helmer, 2009)
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