Green Cities Sustainability Corps
SCA’s Green Cities Corps program was developed to assist cities in the creation and implementation of climate action plans. This initiative is in support of the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement developed to advance the execution of policies and actions to address climate change. Members of the Green Cities Corps engage in projects within the municipal and nonprofit sectors of Pittsburgh aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
Pittsburgh’s Green Cities Corps members work with the Pittsburgh Climate Initiatives’ organizational partners to execute the recommendations in the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, identifying and reporting the progress Pittsburgh has made toward its emissions reduction goal, and raising public awareness about Pittsburgh’s efforts to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.
SCA Green Cities’ goals are to:
• Place trained and experienced college graduates with local agencies looking to mitigate climate change through local actions,
• Develop and/or implement policies and actions which address sustainability, and
• Provide meaningful opportunities to its’ corps members while building the capacity of our partners.
Pittsburgh Climate Initiative
The Pittsburgh Climate Initiative works collaboratively in the Pittsburgh region to reduce greenhouse gases through measurable actions. PCI organizational partners participate in each sector of the climate action plan including: PCI Management, Municipal, Community, Business, and Higher Education. (www.pittsburghclimate.org )