The Clean Energy Resource Teams recently welcomed 12 Sustainability Project Coordinators! These teammates join us as part of a special AmeriCorps project. In 2022, CERTs worked with the AmeriCorps’ Climate Impact Corps to offer this new opportunity. In the first year of the program, we welcomed six Sustainability Project Coordinators, and we're thrilled to grow the program!
AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. It provides opportunities for volunteer members to address the nation's most pressing challenges, and improve lives and communities. CERTs, the Great Plains Institute, and the University of Minnesota Extension, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships are hosting Sustainability Project Coordinators to focus on improving sustainability in communities across Minnesota. Several coordinators have been hard at work since August supporting community-driven projects, building local partnerships, encouraging local environmental action, and providing education to help households decrease energy costs.