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Alameda County Hosts Six AmeriCorps Members Through Climate Corps Bay Area

This year, Alameda County is hosting six AmeriCorps members who are working to save energy, increase community awareness of climate change, and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These members are part of the ground-breaking new AmeriCorps service program, Climate Corps Bay Area, which has received grant funding from California Volunteers.

Climate Corps Members are working in communities throughout the Bay Area to work directly on GHG emissions reduction activities. Climate Corps Members spend a majority of their time on program implementation, including directly implementing GHG emissions reduction programs, building an awareness of GHG emissions reduction programs through outreach, and tracking outcomes to document emissions reductions. They also play a key role in efforts to build volunteer engagement in climate action programs.

The six Climate Corps Members at the County are working for the General Services Agency (GSA) Sustainability Program, GSA Transportation Services, and Community Development Agency's Neighborhood Preservation & Sustainability Department. They're focusing on key issues, including waste reduction, clean commutes, and energy efficiency.