President Establishes American Climate Corps 

Intends to enlist 20,000 young people.

The White House announced a new program as part of National Climate Week called the American Climate Corps. Intended to engage American young people, the program was inspired by the Roosevelt-era Civilian Conservation Corps. 

White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi said details about the structure and governance of the program would be released in the next few weeks. He envisions the program training in areas like wetlands recreation, low-carbon energy deployment, forest management, and harnessing the energy of youth through a coordinated initiative.  

The climate advisor said, “The American Climate Corps, just in its first year of recruitment, will put to work a new diverse generation of more than 20,000 Americans doing the important task of conserving and restoring our lands and waters, bolstering community resilience, deploying clean energy – in many cases, distributed and community based – implementing energy efficiency technologies that will cut consumer costs for the American people, and advancing environmental justice so long overdue in so many places.” 

The jobs corps training program is being billed as one of the “pathways to high-quality employment opportunities in the public and private sectors.” The program, to further the administration’s climate goals, will be funded under the Inflation Reduction Act. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his advisors as they pursue climate goals.
  • For prudence for Climate Advisor Zaidi as he offers the administration his recommendations.
  • For God’s purposes to be accomplished through the actions the administration takes on climate.

Sources: Axios, CNN, Roll Call 


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