EDF Joins Push to Expand AmeriCorps to Address Climate Change

Statement on Climate Resiliency Service Corps Act

November 19, 2019
Dave Kuntz, (202) 572-3570, dkuntz@edf.org

(WASHINGTON, DC - November 19, 2019) Today, Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced the Climate Resiliency Service Corps Act of 2019 to help communities withstand and respond to the threats of climate change.

The bill would amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to allow for the establishment of a climate resiliency service corps that would carry out national service projects that improve ‘community adaptation, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from natural disasters and other trends related to climate change.’

“Cities and towns across the country are reeling from the impacts of climate change. Marginalized communities and disadvantaged populations are particularly affected by these threats – from devastating wildfires in California to catastrophic flooding in Texas. Building resiliency is key to handling the impacts of the climate crisis and EDF appreciates Representative Chu for her work to help communities prepare for natural disasters, adjust to the threats from a changing climate, and provide meaningful service opportunities.”

  • Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

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