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Colorado Climate Corps launched – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-09-10 21:31:52 –

Netherlands- Vice Governor Diane Primavera and Representative Joe Neguse have announced the establishment of the Colorado Climate Corps at the American Co-op service site in Nederland.

The corps is a Colorado inter-ministerial climate team that not only addresses climate change, but also focuses on the Governor’s goal of migrating Colorado’s transmission network to 100% renewable resources and protecting the environment by 2040. It is a collaboration with.

“I am very excited about this first effort towards the Colorado Climate Corps. The impact of climate change is felt throughout our state, especially in marginalized communities. The Colorado Climate Corps makes a difference for us. We provide boots on the ground needed to produce, “said Deputy Governor Diane Primavera. “As Climate Corps gets on track here in Colorado, we are pleased to support President Biden’s proposal to create a national civil climate corps.”

“We have been working for over a year to bring diverse and new generations of Americans into the private climate corps to restore public land, control wildfires in the west and tackle the climate crisis.” Said Parliamentarian Jonegs...

Serve Colorado – Governor’s Committee on Community Services – has dedicated approximately $ 1.7 million to fund the Colorado Climate Corps. The first program will be managed by the Colorado Youth Association and will have 240 AmeriCorps members in 55 counties in Colorado.

AmeriCorps members of the Colorado Climate Corps do the following:

  • Helps improve public land health and resilience and mitigate future wildfire and flood threats
  • Raise public awareness of climate change and its consequences
  • Provide resources and education to marginalized communities experiencing the effects of climate change, provide education on health effects, and provide resources to mitigate those effects.
  • Implement energy and water weathering and remodeling in low-income households to save resources, reduce utility costs and reduce the need to burn fossil fuels that contribute to climate change.

Sonarini Jawan, director of Americop, said: State and national.

AmeriCorps members of the Colorado Climate Corps are eligible to receive the Segal Education Award to assist in paying for education, training, or repaying qualified student loans at qualified higher education institutions.

During their tenure, members can receive living allowances, professional development, health insurance and childcare.

For more information on Serve Colorado, please visit: servecolorado.colorado.gov.

For more information on AmeriCorps AmeriCorps.gov.

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