ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference Environmental Work for a Sustainable World

ISBN-10: 1559639679
ISBN-13: 9781559639675
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Developed by The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO, the creators of the popular Complete Guide to Environmental Careers), this new volume is unlike any careers book you've seen before. Reaching far beyond job titles and resume tips, The ECO  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 11/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430

Developed by The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO, the creators of the popular Complete Guide to Environmental Careers), this new volume is unlike any careers book you've seen before. Reaching far beyond job titles and resume tips, The ECO Guide immerses you in the strategies and tactics that leading edge professionals are using to tackle pressing problems and create innovative solutions. To bring you definitive information from the real world of environmental problem-solving, The ECO Guide has engaged some of the nation's most respected experts to explain the issues and describe what's being done about them today. You'll explore: Global climate change with Eileen Claussen, Pew Center for Global Climate Change; Biodiversity loss with Stuart Pimm, Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University; Green Business with Stuart Hart, Kenan-Flager Business School at University of North Carolina; Ecotourism with Martha Honey, The International Ecotourism Society; Environmental Justice with Robert Bullard, Environmental Justice Center at Clark Atlanta University; Alternative Energy with Seth Dunn, Worldwatch Institute; Water Quality with Sandra Postel, Global Water Policy Project; Green Architecture with William McDonough, McDonough + Partners; and twelve other critical issues. To demonstrate even more clearly what eco-work feels like on the ground, The ECO Guide offers vivid "Career Snapshots" of selected employers and the professionals that work there. You'll visit government agencies, nonprofit organizations and local advocates. You'll go inside environmental businesses like Wildland Adventures and Stonyfield Farms. And you'll learn from academic institutions like theNational Center for Atmospheric Research and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. ECO also describes forty specific jobs that are representative of environmental career opportunities in the twenty-first century. It provides dozens of the best Internet resources.

Sector by sector snapshot of environmental careers today
Building your environmental career
Conversations with the experts : working the issues
Agriculture and food security
Air quality
Architecture, construction, and design
Biodiversity loss and species extinction
Climate change
Coastal environments and oceans
Economics
Ecotourism
Energy
Environmental education
Environmental justice
Fisheries
Forestry
Freshwater quality, use, and protection
Greening of business
Smart growth
Recycling and solid waste
Sustainable consumption and green lifestyles
Toxics and the environment

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