Green Drinks: Environment & Sustainability Career Pathways

January

Interested in green jobs?  Pondering a career change or going back to school?  Want to find a job that makes an impact on environmental issues?

To help speed more people into the environmental sector, the January Green Drinks event features Environment & Sustainability Career Pathways as a topic, with several high-profile speakers lined up:

Mr. Nathaniel Steiner from EarthStream Global

He will be talking about green and clean tech jobs, and share the hottest sectors (country by country) for selected countries in Asia. He would explain what skills are in demand in each sector, and the job market predictions for 2013. In addition, Nathaniel would offer some advice to job seekers interested in the green and clean tech industry.

Dr. George Ofori from National University Singapore

He will be talking about the M.Sc.(Environmental Management) programme offered by the National University of Singapore (NUS). The multi-disciplinary integrated programme provides education in a range of subjects relating to environmental management to senior and mid-level managers and officers in corporations, institutions, and government and non governmental organizations, both in Singapore and in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Dr. Joanna Coleman from National University of Singapore

She will be talking about The Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) offered by NUS. Introduced in Academic Year 2011/12, it adopts a broad-based, inter-disciplinary approach to effectively address the societal and scientific needs for understanding complex, emerging environmental issues

Join us for this exciting talk on:

Date: 31 January 2013 (Thursday)

Time: 6.30pm – 9pm (talk will be followed by Q&A, then mingling)

From 6:30, join us for dinner and drinks and get to know others interested in green issues.   Programme will kick off a short while later, followed by Q&A, and more networking.

Pls RSVP at: greendrinkssingapore@gmail.com if you can and plan to arrive early to make sure you get a spot.

Venue: Barber Shop by Timbre @The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane

arts-house

We hope to see you there!

About The Speakers

Mr. Nathaniel Steiner

Since joining EarthStream Global at the APAC headquarters in Singapore in March 2011 Nathaniel has been actively involved in successfully helping organisations with their permanent, contract, temporary or interim capacity recruitment in the renewable energy industry mostly covering the Wind, Hydropower, Geothermal and Solar spaces across the Asia region. Nathaniel has successfully placed experts in these practices across Asia and helped many of the leading IPPs/project developers, utilities, equipment manufacturers, engineering consultancies/EPC’s, with their search and selection process.

Dr. George Ofori

Dr. George Ofori is a Professor at the NUS and Director of the
M.Sc.(Environmental Management) programme. He obtained his
undergraduate education in Ghana and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of London. He also holds a higher doctorate degree from that university. He was recently elected into fellowship of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. His main areas of research interest are construction industry development, including sustainable construction. He also undertakes research on leadership and transparency.

Dr. Joanna Coleman

Dr. Joanna Coleman is a Lecturer for the new Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Coleman is a broadly trained wildlife biologist, with a background in ecology, wildlife biology, environmental biology, ecotoxicology and conservation biology, although her area of specialization is urban wildlife ecology.

 

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  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at www.greendrinks.org.
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