Environmental engineers address issues such as waste disposal, pollution, recycling, and climate change. They're knowledgeable about chemistry and biology as well as engineering, and they combine these disciplines to come up with creative solutions to issues of sustainability.
A typical day in the life of an environmental engineer might include: • Evaluating the environmental health of a particular area by testing soil and water samples • Creating environmental initiatives to improve sustainability through recycling, water reclamation, clean energy production, and other similar means • Determining the environmental impact of industrial facilities • Ensuring industrial activities are within environmental regulations.
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