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Green Careers: You Can Make Money AND Save the PlanetBy Jennifer Power ScottList Price:$16.95Price:$13.22 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.DetailsAvailability: Usually ships in 24 hoursShips from and sold by Amazon.com39 new or used available from $5.78Average customer review: (1 customer reviews)Product DescriptionNow 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, we meet inspiring, 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. (20100301)Product DetailsAmazon Sales Rank: #1080790 in BooksPublished on: 2010-04-01Released on: 2010-04-01Original language: EnglishNumber of items: 1Dimensions: .62" h x 6.40" w x 7.78" l, .77 poundsBinding: Paperback240 pagesEditorial ReviewsFrom School Library Journal Grade 7 Up—Written in a breezy, conversational style, this book recounts the stories of 30 young people who are working in environmental jobs. Spanning the globe from Sub-Saharan Africa to the Arctic, these "green warriors" are men and women of all ages. They are eco-entrepreneurs, urban activists, green architects, organic gardeners, animal caretakers, artists, and fashion designers. These people work to improve the environment, but also to make a living. The book contains numerous sidebars full of environmental facts and Web sites and spotlight universities and teachers who specialize in environmental-education programs. A resource section follows the endnotes. These inspirational stories are sure to spark interest and creative thinking. Teachers can utilize them as springboards for discussion. An attention-grabbing addition for reading zones and environmental collections.—Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.From Booklist “Want to help save the planet and earn a paycheck at the same time?” asks Scott, a young Canadian author who makes clear in this lively overview that lucrative, soul-satisfying environmental careers are not “some far-fetched green dream.” Each chapter combines stand-alone profiles of established green professionals with those of young students and volunteers building experience that may translate into careers. Readers will meet individuals in traditional green jobs, including a natural-resources specialist and an environmental activist, as well as less-conventional entrepreneurs, such as an Ivy League dropout who built a “35-million-dollar empire on worm poop and garbage” and an “eco-emcee” who is bringing a green message to the hip-hop scene. Based on Scott’s personal interviews, the profiles have an irreverent tone: passages about a young eco-brewer talk about his quest to make “bold, bodacious brewskies,” for example. But the casual language doesn’t deter from the solid information, which includes an extensive resources guide. Informative and inspiring for teens, this may also draw adults seeking new career directions. Grades 8-12. --Gillian Engberg
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