Following Earth Day 1990, a wave of environmentally minded college graduates left academia looking for a way to put their values to work. As is true today, there was no shortage of interest and desire to act on university campuses across the country, producing graduates who were passionate and ready to contribute to the environmental movement but who were faced with an obstacle: How do you find a position with one of these environmental organizations with minimal experience?
In 1992, U.S. PIRG launched Green Corps as a graduate school for environmental organizers. This program not only gave participants a solid academic grounding in their field of choice; it provided concrete campaign experience with leading environmental and social change organizations, and even paid participants to enable them to engage full-time in their chosen work.
If we don't do something who will? Our generation needs to unite for the future of our enviornment. Go Green Corps!