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Climate Education 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

South Lake Tahoe, 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

Embark on a dynamic journey with the City of South Lake Tahoe, where you'll play a pivotal role in two impactful projects. Firstly, you'll tackle California's ambitious food waste and edible food recovery targets by spearheading volunteer-led community engagement initiatives. Through leading volunteers, tabling, crafting engaging social media content, and conducting educational outreach, you'll help divert organic waste and recover edible food, aligning with California's SB 1383 mandate. Additionally, you'll champion wildfire resiliency education, empowering the community to mitigate wildfire risks and enhance preparedness. As a wildfire resiliency education advocate, you'll develop outreach methods, engage volunteers, and educate community members on home hardening, defensible space, and wildfire preparedness, fostering a more sustainable and resilient future for our beloved South Lake Tahoe community. Duties include, but are not limited to: Develop and implement food waste and edible food recovery education curriculum to students, staff, and volunteers to enhance food waste diversion and community empowerment. Cultivate relationships with South Tahoe Refuse and local producers and distributors to establish organics program. Design outreach campaigns - including a comprehensive social media strategy - to promote wildfire preparedness, organic waste diversion, and volunteer engagement. Compile wildfire preparedness information to engage with community members to bolster community resilience and involvement. Create campaign materials - including graphics, social media posts, and literature - to distribute program information effectively.

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

  • Organic waste and edible food recovery

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor