EarthCorps volunteers from around the world are currently learning about the environment right here in Seattle. Through a curriculum that focuses on the ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest and habitat restoration, they’re developing the skills to coordinate and lead environmental efforts around the world.
EarthCorps, based in Seattle, was founded in 1993 with the explicit mission of building a global community of leaders through local environmental service. The program is an intensive yearlong course that sees volunteers from over 80 countries come to the region to learn best practises, community involvement in environmental efforts, and leadership skills. The program sees over 10,000 volunteers a year.
Lest anyone think that EarthCorps’ efforts are purely local in scale, there’s a graduate whose environmental models are being used by the United Nations. The leadership and skills the organization provides are clearly influencing both a generation and a globe.