Governor Roy Cooper has announced the creation of the North Carolina Climate Action Corps, a program that will support 25 members to address climate issues across the state.
The establishment of the North Carolina Climate Action Corps highlights the state's commitment to clean energy and its efforts to build a clean energy workforce. It will help address climate change and its impacts while creating economic opportunities for North Carolinians.
The NC Climate Action Corps is part of the Climate Action Corps National Expansion Pilot through the California Volunteers.
The program will support 25 Climate Corps members who will serve with existing NC AmeriCorps programs.
Nearly $1,000,000 will be invested in the program starting in the fall of 2023.
The Climate Corps members will focus on various climate issues, such as heat island effects, wildfires, flood risk, and promoting healthy food systems.
The program will provide funding for training programs, explore pathways to climate industry jobs, and increase visibility and recruitment through branding.
The NC Climate Action Corps aims to expand service in areas most affected by climate change.
Governor Cooper's announcement of the North Carolina Climate Action Corps demonstrates the state's commitment to clean energy and its proactive approach to addressing climate change. The program will not only support climate-related projects but also contribute to the state's clean energy economy and create opportunities for North Carolinians.