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10 people who switched careers to do something sustainable

By: Enrique Gili on April 3, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
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Plan B

As the economy limps along, urban professionals are increasingly getting back to basics. The recession and slow recovery has led to a whole lot of rethinking — of goals and even careers. Rather than wait for the 
ideal job (or any job) to come along, people are creating opportunities for themselves and even bringing others along with them. They’re following what they once thought of as Plan B — or even Plan C — and often acting on the impulse to give back to the planet without leaving home. Meet some multitasking DIY types — veggie tenders, chicken whisperers and chip purveyors — who are quietly transforming their lives and the economy. (Text: Enrique Gili)