Types of Engineers
Making it Green
Imagine a world where the air is fresh and clean and rivers and lakes are crystal clear. That’s what environmental engineers are working towards. Zapping air and water pollution, mopping up chemical contaminants: environmental engineers are on the case.
Environmental engineers are all over these threats, developing ways to halt them before they harms the world you know and love. Like trees? Or fish? Think the rain forest is a pretty cool place? Protecting our resources is a specialty of environmental engineers and they do it in many different ways. Environmental engineers research cleaner energy sources, like wind and solar power, and design green buildings that use less water and electricity. They help factories make sneakers or air conditioners or toys the clean, green way. They’re always looking for better ways to recycle and reuse our garbage. Did you know your plastic soda bottles can be used to make coat hangers? Or empty cat food cans to make paper clips? Or old clothes to make rugs? And what about wastewater from our toilets and sinks, and from industrial processes? Environmental engineers are designing the treatment plants that turn wastewater into water that can be used again.
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