Sunday, March 21, 2010

Green Corps 2010-2011 Field School for Environmental Organizing

Time is running out to apply for Green Corps - the field school for environmental organizing. In this one year paid program, you'll receive hands-on training running some of today's most crucial environmental campaigns, and learning the fundamentals of grassroots organizing in the field.

** Applications due April 1st, 2010 – apply online today at **

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

In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you’ll 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 and many others — with groups such as Sierra Club and Greenpeace. 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 below or visit our web site:

In your year with Green Corps:
You’ll get great training with some of the most experienced organizers in the field: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people such as Adam Ruben, political director of, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the “Step It Up” rallies for climate action.

You’ll get amazing experience working on environmental issues across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Environment America in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and dozens of other places in between.

You’ll have a real impact on some of the biggest environmental problems we’re facing today: Green Corps organizers have built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, that convinced major corporations to stop dumping in our oceans and much, much more.

You’ll even get paid: Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Organizers also have a chance to opt into our health care program with a pre-tax monthly salary deferral. We offer paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify.

And when you graduate from the program, you’ll be ready for what comes next: 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.

In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2010-2011. 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 to submit your application to join the 2010-2011 class of Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing.

Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2010 with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

A Message from Wes Alum, Miller Nuttle '09:
I graduated from Wes last year, and started Green Corps last fall. I've had an awesome time so far, and learned way more than I thought possible in such a short period of time. I'm now working on Binghamton University's campus with the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign - working to transition the campus heating plant away from coal to renewable energy. We held a press conference yesterday for National Clean Air Day. Check out our coverage:

Organizing has proven to be a very fulfilling career for me, and I think it would be great for you as well. I'd love to chat with you about Green Corps over the phone, and answer any questions you have. You can reach me at (607) 592 9500, or by email: Please let me know when you're available to talk. Thanks!

Miller Nuttle ('09)
Green Corps Organizer
607 592 9500

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