Green Experts Program

Grades 9-12

Did you know that the rise of green jobs is a major employment trend of the coming decade?

Green Experts Program

The Green Experts Program is designed to help students learn more about green careers and access networking and mentorship opportunities with professionals to explore how they can take climate action to the next level: as professionals!

Career Exploration

Career Exploration

For youth looking to start building their careers, the Green Experts Program offers personalized and comprehensive career guidance that will empower them to make a positive impact on climate change through their work.



Students have the chance to connect with a professional through class presentations (in person or virtually), climate action project consultation, and mentorship opportunities.



The future generations can help mitigate climate change through their future career or business. Through career pathway development support, and mentorship/networking opportunities, youth can connect directly with Green Experts who work in diverse industries.

What is a green job?

UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) defines green jobs as “jobs that contribute to preserving or restoring the environment by incorporating one or more of the following aspects: improving energy and raw materials efficiency; limiting greenhouse gas emissions; minimizing waste and pollution; protecting and restoring ecosystems; and supporting adaptation to the effects of climate change”

Green Experts Map

Our Green Experts Map is designed to help youth learn about green careers, and to showcase businesses and people who integrate environmentalism and sustainability into their jobs. Click on their career profiles icon to learn more.

Volunteer with us

Our Green Experts are volunteers who work in the province who are passionate about their green jobs. When signing up as a Green Expert, you can choose to create a career profile to add to our map (see above), give presentations (in person or virtual), consult and provide guidance on climate action projects, and even provide mentorship to youth looking to take their green career planning to the next level!

Contact us

Green Career Exploration Resources

Exploring Green Jobs in NB

This learning package is designed to help grade 6-12 students learn more about green jobs in our province. The package contains a wide range of information and related activities to do with your students.

Green Career Panels

Watch these videos were we talked with our panelists about their green jobs, career pathways and what they love about their work. Our panelist have great advice for students seaking a green career.

My Green Job (video series)

My Green Job video series profiles nine sustainable careers that exist in the province. The goal of this video series is to showcase the variety and impact of green jobs to high school students in New Brunswick.

  • The youth of today are the leaders, innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs and decision makers of tomorrow. The Gaia Project is a unique organization helping students to understand and take action against this existential threat, now and in the future.

    John Reid


  • Young people have a role in protecting our climate today and tomorrow, this is why we're happy to support The Gaia Project in their mission of empowering youth.

    Krista Han

    Managing Partner - New Brunswick, Grant Thornton LLP

  • Opportunities with The Gaia Project have helped to bring about real changes, not only in the students' understanding and views of the world around them and their capacity to help, but also in the way the school is actually run as we have made concrete changes in some of our energy consumption strategies and practices.

    Brent Rowney

    Teacher at Oromocto High School

  • Thank you, I told my parents what we did in class and now they want to recycle at home!


    Student, Parkwood Heights Elementary School