It’s Green Careers week! What is that all about I hear you ask.
Green Careers Week not only spotlights environmentally-friendly and sustainable job opportunities; it also provides a fantastic opportunity to learn, connect, and explore the many ways you can contribute to a more sustainable future through your career choices. Whether you’re a recent graduate looking for your first job or someone looking to make a career shift towards sustainability like I did, this event can provide valuable insights and guidance. If you are interested in finding out more about Green Careers Week, you can do so here.
I also wanted to share my recent journey into a green career. Towards the end of last year, I made a 360-degree career change and joined Your Energy Your Way and the world of renewable energy solutions.
I must be honest and admit that I had never heard of a heat pump until then! Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but that said, I know that there are many people out there who, like me, don’t know how the technology works or what the benefits are.
I know that here in the UK we tend to think of a heat pump as a new technology, and quite honestly that is exactly what I thought. I then decided to some research and was rather surprised to learn that the first heat pump system was developed back in 1855!
I also found it interesting that the Nordic countries Sweden, Finland and Norway, which have the coldest climates in all of Europe also have the most heat pumps installed with more than 40 heat pumps per 100 households.
Needless to say, I still have LOADS to learn and I am grateful to have the opportunity to have a green career that is interesting and where I feel I’m making a difference.