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The American Climate Corps take flight, with most jobs based in the West - High Country News

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2024

Starting this month, thousands of young people will begin doing climate-related work around the West as part of a new service-based federal jobs program, the American Climate Corps, or ACC. The jobs they do will vary, from wildland firefighters and “lawn busters” to urban farm fellows and traditional ecological knowledge stewards. Some will work on food security or energy conservation in cities, while others will tackle invasive species and stream restoration on public land. The Climate Corps was modeled on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps, with the goal of...

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