Today is Earth Day, a day where many from across the globe demonstrate support for environmental protection. Originally started by John McConnell in 1969, Earth Day happens on the 22nd of April. It is celebrated in 192 countries. In honour of Earth Day, here are some jobs that are also environmentally conscious.
Environmental advisors have a wide range of responsibilities, such as assessing air, land and water contamination, impact assessment, auditing, waste management, development of policy and environmental management.
An environmental engineer is responsible for studying, evaluating and managing the human impact on the environment. Environmental engineer would have an impact on industries, including construction, land and property development, manufacturing, industrial processing and energy and utilities.
An environmental scientist assists in the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. This area of science would entail an understanding of the human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment.
A hydrologist studies the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets. A practitioner of hydrology is a hydrologist, working within the fields of earth or environmental science, physical geography, geology or civil and environmental engineering.
Horticulture is the science and technology involved with intensive plant cultivation. Whether it is for food or medicinal purposes, horticulture is vital for the health and well-being of humans.