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Campus Climate Action Leader

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Opportunity summary

Term length

8/26/2024 - 7/31/2025

Application window

4/1/2024 - 8/5/2024

Location

Canton, New York

Hourly pay equivalent

$11.00

Project summary

Campus Climate Action Corps engages AmeriCorps members in developing partnerships between higher education institutions and the community to develop and implement a climate action plan. Members increase energy efficiency in underserved households, improve at-risk ecosystems, provide community education about energy-saving behaviors and environmental stewardship, and receive green career training. Members serve in small teams and leverage volunteers, impacting both the campus and community.

Opportunity description

Corps members will serve as home energy navigators for underserved households by providing basic home assessments, low-tech interventions, and referrals to energy assistance programs. They will plan and implement community project to improve at-risk ecosystem health. They will provide community education on energy-saving behaviors and environmental stewardship.

Benefits

  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Child care

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

High School diploma. US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident. Must be able to complete a federal background check. Valid driver's license and access to personal vehicle.

Preferred qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Commitment to climate action and environmental stewardship. Experience engaging community partners and/or college students. Experience with outreach, volunteer recruitment & management or event planning. Experience in environmental education, environmental stewardship, sustainability, or home energy efficiency. Motivated team leader with exceptional organizational skills.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Energy audits
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental justice

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor