Envisioning a Civilian Climate Corps

Envisioning a Civilian Climate Corps

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Echoing back to the Civilian Conservation Corps of last century, a Civilian Climate Corps would employ young people across the country in government jobs taking on the climate crisis. The modern corps concept has been introduced as legislation by Ohio Rep. Marcy Kaptur since 2008 and was articulated as […]

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Biden Climate Corps Has Roots In History click button

Biden Climate Corps Has Roots In History

President Biden’s Climate Change Executive Order stated that it is the government’s obligation to “protect America’s natural treasures, increase reforestation, improve access to recreation, and increase resilience to wildfires and storms” and that the Biden administration will “put a new generation of Americans to work conserving our public lands and waters.” 

Why This Matters:  One of President Roosevelt’s legacies is the more than 130 public and privately funded conservation organizations providing young people and veterans the opportunity to serve our country through projects on public lands.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway:  Built by the CCC and Now Protected By the Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Blue Ridge Parkway: Built by the CCC and Now Protected By the Land & Water Conservation Fund

The Blue Ridge Parkway — first conceived in 1933 to connect Skyline Drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — is a feast for the eyes, designed by landscape architects specifically to showcase a variety of vistas and views.  But preserving them requires conserving parcels along the boundaries of the Park, which, as This […]

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Senator Booker Proposes “Nature-Based”  Climate Legislation

Senator Booker Proposes “Nature-Based” Climate Legislation

Presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker last week introduced legislation in the Senate to combat climate change through farm conservation, reforestation, and wetlands restoration, The Hill reported. 

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