The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is accepting applications from organizations interested in becoming host sites for the 2016-2017 year of the Minnesota GreenCorps program.
What do host site's gain?
"The program has been able to kick-start so many wonderful sustainability projects. I continue to be impressed with the quality of the GreenCorps members selected by the MPCA to work with various host sites." – Erika Bailey-Johnson, Host Site Supervisor, Bemidji State University
"(Our GreenCorps member) has been a huge asset...(she) has strengthened our relationship with partners...it has been amazing to see how much work she has been able to accomplish in so little time." – Anna Waugh, Host Site Supervisor, Mississippi River Fund
What is GreenCorps?
Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program coordinated by the MPCA, which places AmeriCorps members with organizations around the state to spend a year of service addressing critical environmental issues, while gaining experience and learning valuable job skills.
Eligible organizations include public entities (local, regional, state, tribal), school districts, not-for-profit institutions of higher education, and 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Organizations may apply for Minnesota GreenCorps members who will serve on projects in the areas of:
- Air quality (including energy conservation and green transportation)
- Waste prevention and recycling
- Green infrastructure (including local foods, stormwater management, and urban forestry)
- Living green outreach
MPCA is planning to place up to 40 full-time members with various host sites for the 2016-2017 program year. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months beginning in mid to late September 2016 through August 2017.
For more information
More information, including a detailed guidance document and application will be available at www.pca.state.mn.us/mngreencorps.