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100 Jobs in the Environment . Quintana, Debra. New York: Macmillan, 1996. From the back cover: “Spanning corporate, nonprofit, and freelance careers, [this book] provides all the basics needed—including brief descriptions of each job, typical salary levels, prospects for finding work, and qualifications and characteristics you should possess—to flourish in a chosen line of work. Along with each entry, there is an insightful profile of a person from each field that describes a typical day on the job and details the steps each took to rise to his or her current position.” Careers working with wildlife; water quality management and conservation; land, sea, and wetlands energy; energy sources and conservation; education and communication; public action. Resources included.
National Wildlife Federation’s 2004 Conservation Directory: The Guide to Worldwide Environmental Organizations . Street, Bill, ed. Washington: Island Press, 2004. From the back cover: “The 2004 edition of National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Directory is the most comprehensive listing of conservation and environmental organizations yet published, with information on more than 4,000 government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and colleges and universities, as well as more than 18,000 individuals concerned with environmental conservation, education, and natural resource use and management. Each entry contains detailed contact information [and] Internet addresses, descriptions of program areas, senior staff....” Indexes.
The Eco Guide to Careers that Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World . Ginsberg, Beth, ed. Washington: Island Press, 2004. From the back cover: “[This book] gives you a wide overview of career choices and opportunities and identifies developing employment trends as the environmental community looks forward to the pressing needs of the twenty-first century. On-the-ground professionals offer insights into their work, explain the issues, and describe some of the exciting solutions being pursued—solutions of which you can be a part.” Includes discussions of environmental issues and “Career Spotlights,” as well as position profiles with each including the sections: At a Glance, Job Description, Getting Started, and Advice from the Pros.
Directory of Environmental Law Education Opportunities at American Law Schools . Abate, Randall S. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2008. From the back cover: “This directory provides a topical and school-by-school listing of environmental law education opportunities at American law schools…. As used in this book, ‘environmental law’ also encompasses areas outside of the U.S. [Environmental Protection Agency’s] regulatory domain, such as natural resources law, energy law, and land use law. This book is an essential resource for career services offices at U.S. colleges and universities to assist students who are considering degree programs, concentrations, or careers in environmental law.”
From Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage . Esty, Daniel C. and Andrew S. Winston. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. From the table of contents: Eco-Advantage (Issues and opportunities for business in an environmentally sensitive world), Natural Drivers of the Green Wave (Environmental problems and how they shape markets), Who’s Behind the Green Wave? (Stakeholders and the power they wield); Managing the Downside (Green-to-Gold Plays to reduce cost and risk), Building the Upside (Green-to-Gold Plays to drive revenues and create intangible value), The Eco-Advantage Mindset (Looking through an environmental lens), Eco-Tracking (Understanding your company’s environmental ‘footprint’), Redesigning Your World (Designing for the environment and ‘greening’ the supply chain), Inspiring an Eco-Advantage Culture (Creating and organizational focus on environmental stewardship).”