Thursday, November 09, 2023
Virtual via Zoom
The MI Healthy Climate Corps (MHCC) is a soon-to-launch initiative by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Office of Climate and Energy (OCE) in partnership with the Michigan Community Service Commission to leverage state and federal investments for advancing the goals in the MI Healthy Climate Plan.
Starting in early 2024, the MHCC will field a cohort of 30 federal AmeriCorps members who will provide vital support for climate action across Michigan. Corps members’ service will build capacity in governments and nonprofit organizations across the state to further Climate Plan goals, helping to guide federal and state resources and support to communities and people who need it most. Networking, training, and professional experience will develop Corps members’ skills and relationships for the long haul and future careers.
Attend this webinar to hear how EGLE is drawing on a tried-and-true model from other states to build a unique, transformative and equity-centered program in Michigan to meet the moment. We will cover how the MHCC will be engaging with community partners, state agencies, and others to identify needs and opportunities for this program, setting up a process to request support, and recruiting Corps candidates.
If you are a government or nonprofit organization on the frontlines of addressing climate change in Michigan and want to host a member, or if you might be interested in serving as a MI Healthy Climate Corps AmeriCorps member, you should attend this webinar. For more info on the Corps, visit Mihealthyclimatecorps.org.