Back in 1910, President of USA Theodore Roosevelt stressed the importance of treating our natural resources well. He said that we must pass them on to the next generation improved -- not impaired.
Environmental engineers work toward that goal. They help cities and construction companies find ways to build that don’t damage the environment. They help to clean up environmental problems from the past. They work with factories so they pollute less. Environmental engineers do their part to make sure that the earth will be in good condition for those who live here tomorrow.
Environmental engineers use math and science to address environmental challenges such as hazardous waste and pollution. They also study the impact on the environment of proposed construction projects.
Environmentally minded builders are using straw-filled plaster walls to provide insulation and save trees.
A nature lover who’s a fan of math and science and can solve problems in a creative way. You may need to work with others who don’t always agree with you, so it helps to be calm but persuasive.
Polluted areas can sometimes be cleaned up by tiny, naturally occurring organisms that eat the contaminants.