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I'm not sure exactly where to put this, so if I'm wrong, please tell me.<br><br>
I'm currently a senior in high school, and will soon begin applying to colleges.<br>
I've been pondering future occupations my whole life, like most. Not surprisingly, any ideas I've had have changed or died down.<br>
The past couple years of my life have delivered a huge self-evolution for me, and I've developed such a passion for the environment and the food industry.<br>
I'm not a science or math person. I do find anatomy, physiology, and nutrition fascinating, but I find microbiology tedious and uninteresting. But I have no desire to become an environmental engineer or something of the like.<br>
I'm more into writing and art, and have been told I'm good at both.<br>
I love working in dirt, too.<br>
My question is, what jobs are out there for somebody who wants to change the way we look at food, animals, and the environment through art and writing and actually do something?<br>
I've considered journalism (a dying occupation), restoration ecology (perhaps), biodynamic farming, and owning my own business (I love and am good at cooking, baking, and raw-ing). I know I still have time to decide, but I want to go into college having some general idea of where I want my focus to lie, be it business management, writing, or agriculture.<br><br>
Ideas? Suggestions?<br>
Anything is welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Environmental Lawyer?<br><br>
That's what I'm going to school for, anyhow.
 

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Thanks for the reply! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
I couldn't really find much information about environmental lawyers, but I'm assuming they work similarly to lawyer lawyers?
 

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Kind of, they work with local governments and companies on environmental policy. For example, there are two dams here in Washington state that were harming hte local salmon population and damaging the local environment as well, it was environmental lawyers that worked to get them demolished, which they were just this past month.<br><br>
It can be a very feel good career.
 

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Check <a href="http://opensourceecology.org/" target="_blank">Open Source Ecology</a>.<br>
They create machines with Open Source modular design. When the machine doesn't work, you buy just the part you need, at a small price, instead of buying a new machine. You can make your own machines if you like, as the designs are free.<br>
They started their work by creating the most basic machines to create a small civilization. The first machine created is "<a href="http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/CEB_Press" target="_blank">The Liberator</a>" - Compressed Earth Block Press. Because the first thing you need is a house.<br><br>
You can help with ideas, designs or you can work at their camps. You can help them even if you start a business separately to make the machines they design and then sell them - this way you prove the concept works and that it is more efficient than the conventional industry. In terms of ecology, competition is your friend, not your enemy. Because your competition is doing the extra job that otherwise you would have to do it.<br><br>
The project is helping people to become more independent, to produce the things they need on their own, to reduce costs, and to create jobs - its easier for a small company to start producing machines as the design is free.<br><br>
It is the best project that I found until now in ecology because it reduces waste and human energy used. You don't have to scrap your tractor just because a piece is broken, that is maximizing recycling also. You don't have to buy a machine made in another country because someone in your town can make it, saving energy used in transport. Human energy is not wasted for creating 1000 designs and brands for the same machine.
 
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