Did you all hear about the Civilian Climate Corps Initiative? I immediately had to read more when I stumbled across an article with these exciting executive orders.
Read it directly from the White House:
Sec. 215. Civilian Climate Corps. In furtherance of the policy set forth in section 214 of this order, the Secretary of the Interior, in collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture and the heads of other relevant agencies, shall submit a strategy to the Task Force within 90 days of the date of this order for creating a Civilian Climate Corps Initiative, within existing appropriations, to mobilize the next generation of conservation and resilience workers and maximize the creation of accessible training opportunities and good jobs. The initiative shall aim to conserve and restore public lands and waters, bolster community resilience, increase reforestation, increase carbon sequestration in the agricultural sector, protect biodiversity, improve access to recreation, and address the changing climate.
Here are some additional resources to learn more:
Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. 2021 Jan 27. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/27/executive-order-on-tackling-the-climate-crisis-at-home-and-abroad/
Biden’s new conservation corps stirs hopes of nature-focused hiring spree. 2021 Feb 09. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/09/biden-new-conservation-corps-new-deal