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What is an Environmental Technologist?

Everyday we hear that the environment is changing. Climate change is on the rise and some of our usual energy sources are being depleted. How do we take care of the environment? What can we use to make sure we gather energy responsibly?

Environmental technologists have already taken on this fight to protect the environment and find more sustainable ways to make energy we can use every day. Many times they focus on creating clean or renewable energy that is not as harmful to the environment as fossil fuels or traditional energy sources.

Watch the video below to learn more about some of the clean and green technologies that exist for generating renewable energy. While you watch the video, think about the renewable technology you have in your community. If you do not have any, think of ones that could be there!


Want to learn more about renewable energy and technology? Check out some of the courses available via Coursera to start becoming an environmental technologist today!






Exploring Renewable Energy Schemes: “What do you picture when you hear the term “renewable energy?” Do you imagine fields of solar panels, giant windmills, or huge hydroelectric dams? Those are all examples of large-scale, grid-tied systems. In this course, we’ll go much smaller and focus on off-grid, stand-alone systems.”