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Green Corps Fellowship (Various Locations)

Early Winter Application Deadline: January 15th, 2015

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. 

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — global warming, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit http://www.greencorps.org.

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Phil Radford, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, and Toxics Action Center in across the nation.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep pass the first GMO labeling law; led to new laws to support clean, renewable energy; convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans; and much, much more.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,000. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.
The application process:
In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2015 – 2016. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply to join the 2015-2016 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2015 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit http://www.greencorps.org or contact Jack Miller, Field Organizer at jack[at]greencorps.org

Mar 26: “The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation”

When: Monday, March 26 at 3:30 PM 

Where: ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School

YES, the Arctic is warming……………

YES, the Arctic holds 30% of the world’s untapped mineral resources………

NO, there is not an imminent race to riches among northern nations to exploit these untapped resources………..

 

OLAFUR RAGNAR GRIMSSON
President of Iceland

The ARCTIC: A NEW MODEL FOR GLOBAL COOPERATION
With responses – maybe challenges – from:

  • Diplomat Pontus Melander of Sweden
  • Economist Alexander Pilyasov of Russia
  • Politician Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor of Alaska

The wrap-up session of a two-day dialogue among government, business and media leaders from among the eight Arctic Council countries organized by the Murrow Center of the Fletcher School with cooperation from the Institute of the North in Anchorage, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy of the Fletcher School and the government of Norway.

More information here.

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