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Volunteers become leaders in grassroots efforts to protect and conserve the environment, engaging in projects that establish forest conservation plans, help integrate environmental curricula in schools, and promote alternative energy practices. They also collaborate with various organizations to promote environmental awareness activities such as wastewater management, recycling, environmental youth clubs, and park management.

Volunteers strengthen communities' understanding of environmental issues, providing people with the knowledge to develop their own programs and make their own choices about how best to protect and conserve the local environment and adapt to climate change.

Click on the links below to learn more about the specific opportunities and requirements for environment Volunteers in the Peace Corps.

Environment Education and Awareness
Volunteers assist communities where environmental issues are in conflict with basic needs for farming and income generation.
Volunteers help communities conserve natural resources by working on projects such as soil conservation, watershed management and flood control.
Protected-Areas Management
Volunteers provide technical assistance and training in natural resource conservation, generally in close affiliation with national parks or other reserves.

Last updated Jan 30 2014

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