(FixThisNation.com) – On Wednesday President Biden is going to sign an executive order that will create a federal government training program aiming to combat climate change. The American Climate Corps, as it is called, will mobilize over 20,000 Americans who will be trained through the program to be able to take on jobs in both the public and private sectors that deal with clean energy, environmental justice, and conservation.
The White House noted in the announcement that the initiative would provide the grounds for many projects that are focused on fighting climate change, including coastal wetland restoration, clean energy projects, forest management, and pushing energy-efficient solutions to help drive down the energy bills of American families. They further noted that the programs that are part of the American Climate Corps are going to be paid experiences that will help open the way for people to get employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
The announcement further stated that applicants will not be required to have previous experience in order to join the corps. Apart from the federal program, five states have also announced their own plans for creating a climate corp.
Utah, North Carolina, Minnesota, Maryland, and Arizona will collaborate with the American Climate Corps in order to ensure that young people will be receiving paid opportunities while being employed in projects that help fight climate change.
Varshini Prakash, the Sunrise Movement Executive Director, noted that this program clearly showcases that the Biden administration is aware of the different ways in which they can use the executive power in order to help fight climate change.
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