Attention Seniors & Over-Achieving Juniors:
Jane Wiedenbeck ’10 will be on campus TONIGHT to give you info about a one-year paid training program in environmental organizing called Green Corps. The info session will be in Usdan 108 TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Tons of detailed info about the Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing after the jump.
- Date: Thursday, February 3rd
- Time: 7 p.m.
- Place: Usdan 136
Greencorps is a one-year paid training program in environmental organizing. There are three parts to the program. Well, four parts if you count the part where you can earn a salary of $23,750 in your year with Green Corps before embarking on an influential career in sustainability.
i. Green Corps presents eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives of a wide range of organizations and campaigns. Past trainers have included David Orr, Dolores Huerta, Lois Gibbs and other well-known leaders as well as behind-the-scenes players who have contributed to the growth and victories of major environmental organizations over the past three decades.
ii. Green Corps organizers get the bulk of their training in a hands-on setting. Working with groups like Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Energy Action Coalition, organizers develop the skills that will enable them to lead such efforts in the future. Responsibilities include recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; increasing public awareness; securing media coverage; building strong coalitions, fundraising; and developing a strategy.
iii. After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire organizers. Green Corps graduates have taken jobs with Sierra Club, Greenpeace, U.S. PIRG, Endangered Species Coalition, National Wildlife Federation, ForestEthics, and NRDC, among others. Because these groups need trained organizers to lead major environmental campaigns, Green Corps organizers are able to find professional positions immediately after their year of training.