02 Jul '12, 3pm

A 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Will Combat Youth & Veteran Unemployment

A 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Will Combat Youth & Veteran Unemployment

© San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps By Mary Ellen Ardouny The latest jobs report from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has given Americans little hope to believe that our country will emerge from its economic doldrums soon. This summer, however, one bright spot could emerge. Earlier this year, a Federal Advisory Committee appointed by the Departments of Interior and Agriculture commenced work on creating a set of recommendations to establish and implement a 21st century Conservation Service Corps modeled after the Great Depression era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). I am honored to serve on this committee, and think it presents an enormous opportunity for young men and women, as well as veterans, to serve their country at home in a beneficial way for themselves and our economy [Disclaimer: my views are my own and are not not to be interpreted as ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-jobs/21st-century-conserv...

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