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GREEN CAREERS by Jennifer Power Scott


You Can Make Money AND Save the Planet

by Jennifer Power Scott

Pub Date: April 15th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-897550-18-2
Publisher: Lobster Press

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 revolution. Creating a $35-million empire out of worm poop and garbage, building a micro-hydro plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo and designing Earth-friendly bikinis are just some of the green-warrior stories in this wide-ranging collection. The attractive design reinforces the environmental theme, with black text and green sidebars and illustrations, and an eight-page, full-color photo section presents photographs of the “eco-pioneers.” The zealous tone is clearly celebratory and laudatory—“[T]his green angel is definitely earning her wings”; “Well, weren’t they amazing? I knew you would be impressed”—but the enthusiasm is infectious. A volume that just may inspire young readers to pursue career paths both exciting and green. (endnotes, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)