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Climate Action Fellow

California Climate Action Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

09/16/2024 - 08/15/2025

Application window

05/01/2024 - 08/16/2024

Location

Chico, California

Hourly pay equivalent

$19.76

Project summary

The California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is part of a statewide initiative to address and mitigate the effects of climate change. CCAC matches Fellows with organizations to mobilize community members to take direct climate action through education, volunteer mobilization, and assessment focused on urban greening, organic waste diversion and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency. This is a climate-focused, workforce development program for emerging climate and environmental leaders.

Opportunity description

Chico State's Call to Action initiative aims to galvanize campus and community efforts in climate action through volunteer events, environmental education, and heightened awareness of climate urgency. With a focus on wildfire resilience, organic waste recovery, and urban greening, our 8 Climate Action Fellows will collaborate with partners to bolster their missions through volunteerism and education, fostering resilience across vulnerable communities. Accelerate positive climate outcomes by serving with the Office of Tribal Relations, the Paradise Recreation and Park District, the South Chico Community Assistance Center, or one of our campus-based service programs. Join us at Chico State to champion sustainability, drive climate action, and cultivate personal and community growth in the pursuit of a resilient future. Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead community sessions and themed events to recruit and engage volunteers committed to climate action - including park and trail projects, fuel reduction efforts, tree planting, food forests, and more. Contribute to measurable outcomes in urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery, and wildfire resilience, focusing on areas of interest or need, making a direct impact on positive climate outcomes. Deliver effective climate education to inspire positive climate action. Collaborate with partners and stakeholders to enhance community engagement efforts, fostering a culture of climate action and resilience across diverse populations and vulnerable communities. Leverage CSU resources and community expertise to enrich your professional development skills and knowledge in climate action and related fields.

Benefits

  • $33,600 stipend
  • $10,000 education award
  • 340 hours of professional development
  • Minimum essential healthcare
  • Loan forbearance
  • Food and childcare assistance (for those eligible)

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

Live in California by August 16, 2024. Must be age 18 or older by August 16, 2024. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful US resident to participate.

Preferred qualifications

An interest in climate change mitigation, volunteerism, or public service. Experience with outreach, education, training, or community behavior change. Fundamental understanding of climate change science, environmental policies in California, and/or environmental priorities. Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Urban greening
  • Organic waste and edible food recovery

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor