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Healthy Shelby County (Environment and Conservation) VISTA

Employer
Americorps
Location
Memphis, Mississippi, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 16, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Healthy Shelby County (Environment and Conservation) VISTA The goal of the program is to increase knowledge and awareness of climate change, environmental, and conservation efforts within impoverished areas and beyond of Memphis and Shelby County, TN. To influence development of a sustainable environment, creating community gardens, and ultimately healthy living. Produce from the community gardens can be donated to food banks and local food pantries. With the support of VISTA resources, we aim to build an operational infrastructure. The VISTA will research best practices for municipally run environment and conservation program, events, and campaigns. They will design educational curriculum, resources, interactive programming, and marketing materials. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : The VISTA will support Shelby County in developing a program with marketing strategies to engage Shelby County population in programs including discussions around climate change, environment, and conservation efforts. The VISTA will help to build capacity and program infrastructure to provide educational workshops and offer hands on opportunities for citizens to experience and learn about climate change, environment, and conservation. Program Benefits : Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible . Terms : None Service Areas : Health . Skills : Recruitment , Leadership , Environment , Team Work , Writing/Editing , Teaching/Tutoring , Communications , Community Organization .

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