EDF Applauds Launch of American Climate Corps by the White House

September 20, 2023
Bryce Rudow, ‪(202) 699-0727, brudow@edf.org

(Washington, D.C. – September 20, 2023) Today, the White House announced the launch of American Climate Corps. This new federal program will unleash critical talent into the workforce to help advance environmental goals and can create a lasting impact.

Our organization knows first-hand how successful a program like this can be. Environmental Defense Fund launched EDF Climate Corps® fellowship program in 2007. Over the last 16 years, we have worked with thousands of graduate students and more than 450 organizations nationwide. Our fellows have identified more than $1.6 billion in energy savings, and we are proud to have worked with 1 in 3 Fortune 100 companies, including WalmartPepsiCoBank of America and Goldman Sachs. EDF is thrilled the White House has created this national program and look forward to private-public partnership opportunities as this new, national climate corps begins its work.

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