Clark County Green Business is seeking AmeriCorps applicants for Fall 2021! As my time as a Green Business AmeriCorps member comes to a close, I reflect on everything I learned and accomplished over the past year. Through this position, I have received the opportunity to work with members of the community, stakeholders, attend trainings, and lead events. Serving as an AmeriCorps member allowed me an inside look into what it's like to work for local government and helped me narrow down what I want to "be" when I grow up.
As a Green Business AmeriCorps member, I have (and you can too!):
In this strange year of remote work, I also got the chance to switch out of my pajama bottoms and go outside! Shannon Hunter, the Green Neighbors AmeriCorps member, and I toured the West Van Materials Recovery Center and learned all about how recycling is sorted and where it goes. They have a few snazzy robots that sort recyclables at rapid speeds, and it was fascinating to see them in action. I also will explore some sites this summer and participate in residue studies and enclosure checks.
My favorite aspect of this position has been hosting a 3-part green team virtual series. During the first event, I facilitated a Q&A panel focused on forming and managing green teams. Waste prevention was the theme of the second event, and a speaker from the City of Vancouver guided attendees on how to become a low-waste business. The final event was about tracking progress and change at businesses and I led the audience in reflection and group discussion surrounding what the future of sustainability will look like.
This position has allowed me to be creative in the workshops I lead, and blog posts I write. I hope to continue to do some exciting projects this summer and if you are interested in learning more about what I do as an AmeriCorps member please don't hesitate to reach out! My email is .
Our current openings are below. We hope to see your application soon!
Green Business Outreach Coordinator: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=73888&fromSearch=true
Green Neighbors Outreach Coordinator: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=73890&fromSearch=true
Green Schools Outreach Coordinator: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=73887&fromSearch=true