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The Eco Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable Worldby The Environmental Careers Organization
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How can you make a real difference in the world and make a good living at the same time? The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World provides the answer.
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 like the USDA Forest Service, nonprofit organizations like Conservation International and Project Wild, and local advocates like Alternatives for Community and Environment. You'll go inside environmental businesses like Wildland Adventures and Stonyfield Farms. And you'll learn from academic institutions like the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.
ECO also identifies and describes forty specific jobs that are representative of environmental career opportunities in the twenty-first century. It provides dozens of the best Internet resources. And most importantly, The ECO Guide offers all of the insight about current trends you expect from ECO, the acknowledged leaders in environmental career information.
Book News Annotation:
Developed by The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) this guide to environmental careers, rather than simply providing a catalogue of job descriptions or professional disciplines, takes an issue-oriented approach to the material, identifying 19 environmental, conservation, and sustainable development concerns and presenting the results with interviews with specialists involved with the issues in which they address the nature of the problem, the ways environmental professionals are dealing with the problem, advice for people that want to get involved, and what resources are available for those who want to learn more. Interspersed in the text are 40 profiles of featured jobs that provide some more detailed information about particular opportunities. Also included are occasional "career spotlights" looking at particular individuals' involvements in environmentally oriented jobs.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
ECO Guide immerses you in the strategies and tactics that leading edge professionals are using to tackle pressing problems and create innovative solutions.
Immersing readers in the real world of environmental problem-solving while engaging some of the nation's most respected experts to explain the issues, this resource identifies specific environmental career opportunities and offers insight about current trends.
Developed by The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO), thIS guide reaches far beyond job titles and resume tips, immersing readers in the real world of environmental problem-solving. The guide engages some of the nation's most respected experts to explain the issues and describe what's being done about them today, it identifies specific environmental career opportunities, and offers insight about current trends.
About the Author
The Environmental Careers Organization is a national, nonprofit organization, with offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle, devoted to protecting and enhancing the environment through the development of diverse leaders, the promotion of careers, and the inspiration of individual action.
Table of Contents
-Sector by Sector Snapshot of Environmental Careers Today
-Building Your Environmental Career
-Seven Steps to a Great Environmental Career
-Step One: Know Yourself
-Step Two: Get Focused
-Step Three: Know What's Going On in the World around You
-Step Four: Grow and Maintain Your Career Network
-Step Five: Get the Skills and Experience That You Need
-Step Six: Master the Job Search Basics
-Step Seven: Be a Great Performer, Leave a Legacy
-Conversations With the Experts - Working the Issues
Chapter 1. Agriculture and Food Security
Chapter 2. Air Quality
Chapter 3. Architecture, Construction, And Design
Chapter 4. Biodiversity Loss and Species Extinction
Chapter 5. Climate Change
Chapter 6. Coastal Environments and Oceans
Chapter 7. Economics
Chapter 8. Ecotourism
Chapter 9. Energy
Chapter 10. Environmental Education
Chapter 11. Environmental Justice
Chapter 12. Fisheries
Chapter 13. Forestry
Chapter 14. Freshwater Quality, Use, and Protection
Chapter 15. Greening of Business
Chapter 16. Smart Growth
Chapter 17. Recycling and Solid Waste
Chapter 18. Sustainable Consumption and Green Lifestyles
Chapter 19. Toxics and the Environment
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