We're the field school for environmental organizing

Green Corps is the country’s most respected training program for environmental organizers, with nearly 400 graduates at work in the environmental movement. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, our year-long program is the best place to start.

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Get the training and experience you need to kickstart your career

Our program includes intensive classroom training with prominent guest trainers like Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, and Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska, a leader in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. Then, you’ll receive hands-on experience working with established groups on urgent campaigns promoting clean energy, reforming our food system, solving climate change and more. You’ll learn how to recruit and train volunteers, develop strategic campaigns, build strong coalitions, organize events, gain media coverage and more.

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Learn to harness the power of organizing

We already have plenty of solutions for the environmental problems we see and hear about every day. We even have a flood of people who want to be environmental lawyers, scientists or “green” entrepreneurs. What we need more of — what any social movement always needs more of — is people who know how to organize: to build organizations and run campaigns that inspire the popular support and political action we need to save our planet.

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Join the ranks of nearly 400 Green Corps graduates who are tackling today’s environmental challenges

Nearly 400 of our graduates use the skills and approach they learned at Green Corps in their careers everyday to rise up and meet the most important challenges of our time — with groups like The Wilderness Society, Al Gore's Climate Reality Project, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and many more.


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"My year in Green Corps sparked a fire within me to continue organizing for my career."

Patti Lynn, Class of 1997
Executive Director, Corporate Accountability International

"Without Green Corps, I wouldn't have this behind-the-scenes insight into how you win a campaign—from media to fundraising to political strategy and everything in between. Green Corps gave me the foundation that I needed to go on to lead an organization like Greenpeace."

Phil Radford, Class of 1999
Former Executive Director, Greenpeace USA

"I am grateful for the grassroots organizing training that I received during my year in Green Corps. It gave me the tools I needed to do become the Executive Director of Amazon Watch."

Leila Salazar-Lopez, Class of 1999
Executive Director, Amazon Watch


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