Youth Corps Steps In To Help State Address The Effects Of Climate Change

September 16, 2021
DENVER-SKYLINE-SMOKE-HAZE-AIR-POLLUTIONDENVER-SKYLINE-SMOKE-HAZE-AIR-POLLUTIONHart Van Denburg/CPR News
Downtown Denver seen from the Federal Center on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. A smoky haze from wildfires continues to hang over the western United States.

Colorado has a new statewide Climate Conservation Corps that will help mitigate the risk of wildfires and help marginalized communities adapt to the changes caused by global warming. The program will enlist 240 AmeriCorp members across Colorado and organizers hope it will become a national model.