St. Thomas will host a MN GreenCorps AmeriCorps member, apply by June 17

May 13, 2019 / By: Office of Sustainability Initiatives

Minnesota GreenCorps, an AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is looking for 44 individuals to serve with local governments, non-profits, or educational institutions statewide for a full-time 11 month term, September through August.  The University of St. Thomas will host one MN GreenCorps member who will develop a peer education model to increase student engagement in, and commitment to, sustainable practices. 

MN GreenCorps members improve the environment and strengthen communities, while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals. 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, and mobilizing volunteers.

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

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

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 www.pca.state.mn.us/mngreencorps to learn more about the program, review position summaries, and apply online.

Application Deadline: Minnesota GreenCorps member applications are due Monday, June 17, 2019.

All submissions are confidential. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota GreenCorps Program do not discriminate with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

Questions: Contact mngreencorps.pca@state.mn.us.