About Us

What is GreenPathways?

GreenPathways is a resource for high school students by high school students. It is a place for youth and young adults to learn about green jobs, explore educational pathways, and connect to local organizations that offer recreation and stewardship opportunities, volunteer positions, internships, paid jobs and more to help build their career pathway.

There are thousands of different jobs that support a healthy environment and so many reasons to explore a green career. We believe that there is a green career out there for everyone! Our goal is to help Colorado youth and young adults find the green careers that best fit them and support them in building a career they love through information, resources, and connections to opportunities.
A mile high youth corps member works on a planting project

Our Story

GreenPathways is a project of the Careers in Natural Resources Initiative, a Colorado-based collaboration of more than 100 agencies and organizations across the state working together to create more pathways to enable all young adults to be educated, prepared, and qualified to enter and maintain professional, sustainable natural resource career. The Careers in Natural Resources Initiative is co-led by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education and Colorado Youth Corps Association. Together with our Youth Advisory Team we spent 26 months bringing the vision of supporting Colorado youth in exploring green career pathways to life.

Youth Advisory Team

18 teens from the Denver-metro area were central in creating this web resource and bringing it to other Colorado youth and young adults. We are grateful to each of them for the time, energy, creativity and perspectives they brought to designing and developing this website. Among them are:  

Leah Clayton, Margalit Goldberg, Blake Granquist, Hannah Grove, Katie Hagevik, Kailey Silva, and Lauren Walters

Youth and youth teams continue to central voices of this website. For more information on how you can get involved visit our Share Your Voice page.

Making it Possible

We are deeply grateful and want to recognize the foundations and agencies who made this resource possible. These funders include: US Environmental Protection Agency*, US Forest Service, and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). Thank you for helping us change lives through this project!

Get Involved

SUBSCRIBE to the GreenPathways newsletter, a monthly mailing featuring new opportunities, featured careers, and information on upcoming live chats with conservation and natural resource professionals.

SHARE YOUR VOICE by checking out these opportunities to contribute content for the website.

BECOME A PARTNER to help our youth learn more about green jobs, connect to local opportunities, and share your experiences and advice!

GET IN TOUCH if you have questions, comments or feedback on the website or would like more information by contacting Lisa Eadens, CAEE Program Coordinator at lisaeadens@caee.org or 303-273-9527.

*This project has been funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement 96882101 to the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. The contents of this website do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned on the website.