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The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "green-collar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which...

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Overview

The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "green-collar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which green jobs are appearing. Each volume profiles 15 careers and provides all the basic information needed to understand the nature of the job: a history of the profession, key duties, education and training requirements, potential earnings, work environment, outlook for the future, and helpful resources. Box features and interviews provide further information.

Workers in green construction and business build new structures in accordance with standards that minimize environmental impact, retrofit existing structures to meet green goals, and develop and invest in new efforts to go green. Career profiles include

Architects, Green Construction

Corporate Climate Strategists

Eco-investors

Environmental Bankers

Environmental Economists

Green Builders

Green Products Manufacturers

Green Recruiters

Grounds Maintenance Workers

Land Acquisitions Professionals

Landscape Architects

Land Trust or Preserve Managers

Managers and Owners, Green Business

Salespeople, Green Product

Surveyors

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816081493
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: Green Careers Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,019,917
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Architects, Green Construction 1

Corporate Climate Strategists 13

Eco-investors 25

Environmental Bankers 33

Environmental Economists 42

Green Builders 51

Green Products Manufacturers 60

Green Recruiters 69

Grounds Maintenance Workers 77

Land Acquisition Professionals 84

Landscape Architects 91

Land Trust or Preserve Managers 100

Managers and Owners, Green Business 114

Salespeople, Green Product 122

Surveyors 130

Further Reading 139

Index 141

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