Today’s employer advice is from Wind Harvest.
Q: Tell us about your organization.
Our mission is to do well by our investors while maximizing our power to help reverse climate change by providing key missing technologies and strategies to reach the world’s urgent renewable energy goals. We believe that our Company and Wind Harvester turbines can play an important role in keeping the world from blowing past the climate change tipping point.
Reversing climate change is an ethical imperative and core to our Company’s ambitions. We follow principles that reflect our dedication to this goal.
- Urgency: We must act swiftly because our collective future depends on it.
- Progress & Profits: When momentum and large-scale progress are prioritized over short-term financial gains, everyone wins.
- Integrity: We are principled and transparent and endeavor to select vendors and partners who share our values.
- Durable & Recyclable Products: With their galvanized steel structure and extruded aircraft aluminum blades, Wind Harvesters last 40+ years and can be manufactured and assembled locally. 99% of the turbine is easily recyclable.
- Equity: The power projects we develop positively and cumulatively benefit local economies, cultures, people, land, air, water, and wildlife to create truly equitable results.
- Synergy: Our turbines, ideas, means of project financing, and community of support create synergies that result in more renewable energy projects being installed more quickly and cost effectively.
Choosing Wind Harvesters allows project developers, wind farm and property owners, utilities, governments, and energy intensive businesses to invest in and benefit from developing untapped wind resources with products that produce long-term returns. Our business goal is to do right by our customers, investors and stakeholders. Our strategy includes taking mitigated risks to maximize our impacts and growth.
We envision Wind Harvesters being utilized in a variety of different ways around the world: in stand-alone projects where propeller-type turbines are impractical or undesirable, in augmenting wind farms where compact and tall turbines create wind speed up effects and synergies for each other, and integrated with renewable energy systems for power intensive businesses.
We design Wind Harvesters to be regionally manufactured across the world knowing that locally built technologies are better for local economies, communities, and political support.
Q: What advice would you give to people in midlife who want to transition to a green job?
There is no better time than the present to transition to a green job. Look for employers that have the following values:
Sustainability and aligns with your belief that we need to do what we can to leave future generations a sustainable and thriving world.
Win-Win attitude that delivers wins for customers, investors, property owners, ratepayers, wildlife, air quality, schools and government while supporting regional manufacturing, and creating local installation and maintenance jobs.
Integrity and doing business with a company that is transparent and trustworthy.
Pragmatism and creates good and generates profits by helping businesses use currently untapped resources and opportunities.
Q: What are the skills that you believe will be required most in the short-medium term in your industry?
While technological and engineering skills are definitely in demand, other skills and attitudes are just as important such as innovation, creativity, teamwork, initiative, leadership, and flexibility. One of the most valuable skills in our industry right now is the ability to think outside the box and to apply “box” practices in new ways.