Nov 20 Gen-I NOW Message: Apply to Join the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Work Group on Climate Justice!

Chokma! — (Hello in the Chickasaw Language)

This message contains information about applying for a youth position on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) Work Group on Climate Justice!

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking 15 young adults, ages 18 to 29, who are involved in climate change efforts and/or advocacy. The members of this work group will be appointed for two-year terms. The EPA recognizes the key role that youth play in bringing awareness to climate change and offering solutions to transform our societies toward a low-carbon and climate resilient future. It is essential that youth have a seat at the table to help inform these important decisions.

Interested individuals must follow the guidelines below to successfully apply by November 30th, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.

Applicant Eligibility:

  • 18 to 29 years old
  • Involved in climate change efforts and/or advocacy
  • Able to conduct business primarily through bimonthly teleconference calls
  • Devote 4-5 hours a month to participating in teleconference calls and reviewing relevant documents

A Complete Application Includes:

  • Basic Background Information
  • Brief Bio Statement
  • Interest Statement
  • One or more letters of recommendation
  • Resume

Click here to access the online application. 

Awarded applicants will be appointed  to the National Environmental Justice Council (NEJAC) Work Group on Climate Justice Group for a two-year term.

Submission Directions:

Please e-mail your application with the subject line Youth Perspectives on Climate Justice Work Group 2015 to NEJAC@epa.gov or mail to:

MaKara Rumley
Designated Federal Officer, NEJAC Climate Justice Youth Work Group
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Sam Nunn Federal Center
61 Forsyth St., SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Deadline: November 30th 2015 at 11:59pm (PST)

For more information on the National Environmental Justice Council (NEJAC) Work Group on Climate Justice, visit the FAQ document (here) or email NEJAC@epa.gov with questions.

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