Green Careers: You Can Make Money and Save the Planet

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Lobster Press, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 240 pages
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(ages 13 and up)  This inspiring guide to green careers includes profiles of 30 young professionals who have found success in environmental careers. Along with the fascinating interviews, readers will discover interesting eco-tidbits, career-planning resources, and useful information about universities and environmental organizations.

Now more than ever, teens need to hear a positive message about the economy, and here it is: the eco-job market is BOOMING, big time, all over the world. There are jobs for conservation biologists. Jobs for wind turbine fabricators. Jobs for environmental engineers. Jobs for eco-activists. Jobs for green business experts. Jobs for oceanographers. Jobs for air quality specialists. Jobs for meteorologists. Jobs for eco-fashion designers. Jobs for organic chefs. Jobs for … you get the picture! Now how about some incredible examples to get readers thinking about the possibilities?

In this book, seasoned journalist and documentary filmmaker, Jennifer Power Scott, interviews 30 impassioned young people who love being a part of the environmental job market. Turning worm poop into multi-million-dollar empires. Flying airplanes through hurricanes. Using flowers and trees to brighten the lives of kids and ex-cons. Staring down grizzly bears in the Canadian Rockies. Saving chimps in Tanzania. And strutting their hip eco-friendly frocks on the streets of Hollywood. From the icebergs of the Arctic Ocean to the jungles of Africa, these bold eco-pioneers will show readers how to help save the planet … and earn a paycheck at the same time.

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Although there has been a rush of books on “green” jobs” in the past few years, very few offer Canadian content. Green Career$: You Can Make Money and Save the Planet is written by a Canadian author ... Read full review

GREEN CAREERS: You Can Make Money AND Save the Planet

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From the Arctic Ocean to Africa to Oregon, people are finding exciting careers that help save the planet, and this lively and graphically upbeat volume presents some of the stories behind this green ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jennifer Power Scott grew up in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, and received her Master of Journalism degree from Ottawa's Carleton University. She started working in journalism as a reporter and associate producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and has since launched a freelance career, writing, producing, and directing TV documentaries. She has worked on innovative series for the Discovery Channel Canada and Travel + Escape, and is a frequent contributor to magazines such as Canadian Living. Jennifer lives in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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