Green Guidance

  • Peter PlantEmail author
Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)


With global warming and environmental plights, new guidance concepts are needed to question the mainstream individualistic career development theories and practices. There is more at stake. Green guidance puts a wider perspective to career choices: What is the environmental impact of a particular career path? Guidance needs a reorientation, a new approach. In this chapter it is argued that just like Frank Parsons a 100 years ago in the USA was seen as a utopian in his vision of the role of guidance and counseling in creating a balanced, just, and peaceful society, the guidance philosophies of our times need to envisage a shift toward a greener future. The role of guidance in this respect has far-reaching implications: Green guidance could be proactive, questioning, probing, reflexive, and client centered in the new sense. Green guidance questions a simplistic economic growth agenda and points to wider and greener growth approaches.


Career Development United Nations Development Programme Career Guidance National Happiness Protestant Work Ethic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Danish School of EducationAarhus UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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