GreenCorps 2018

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The Minnesota GreenCorps program is a statewide initiative, coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment while training a new generation of environmental professionals. The program places AmeriCorps members with host organizations around the state to assist communities and local governments in addressing a variety of statewide needs.

MPCA is looking for 44 individuals to serve with local governments, nonprofits, or educational institutions statewide for a full-time 11 month term, September through August. And CERTs is one of them!

It is important to me to do what I can with the resources I have been given to help make a difference for those who I can. MN GreenCorps lets me get hands-on with the work that will help protect our planet and use my abilities and skills to make a difference. Also, folks that work in sustainability work are generally really cool.

2018 GreenCorps member Joseph Cella serving with Great Plains Institute on green transportation

Members serve on projects in one of the four environmental areas:

  1. Air Pollutant Reduction (energy conservation, green transportation)
  2. Community Readiness & Outreach (public engagement, education, volunteer mobilization)
  3. Green Infrastructure Improvements (stormwater management, urban forestry)
  4. Waste Reduction, Recycling, & Organics Management (food waste prevention, recycling, composting)

Member activities may include:

  • delivering environmental education
  • implementing sustainability-related projects
  • collecting, benchmarking and analyzing data
  • improving habitat
  • implementing recycling programs
  • collaborating with community members
  • mobilizing volunteers

More details:

  • Pay: MN GreenCorps members earn a stipend of $1,428 per month, offer of health insurance, student loan forbearance, and an education award of up to $6,095 that may be used for education expenses or to pay off qualified student loans.
  • Application Instructions: Visit to learn more about the program, review position summaries, and apply online.
  • Application Deadline: Minnesota GreenCorps member applications are due June 28, 2019.

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