Sustainability Program manager
College of St. Benedict
St. John’s University
Minnesota is getting warmer, especially during winter nights in the northern parts of the state. Since 1895, temperatures in December through February have risen more than seven degrees in northern Minnesota, six degrees in central Minnesota and almost five degrees in southern Minnesota.
Those rises already are resulting in unprecedented changes to our climate and environment. That’s why the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University are partnering with the Community Resilience Initiative of Climate Impact Corps to hire two sustainability project coordinators for the 2023-24 service year.
Minnesota already has a plan and organizations like ours dedicated to mitigating the effects of rising temperatures. Community Resilience members can be a big part of that, but we still need two more at our organization to do so.
Members serve full-time, receive a stipend and training, an education award and join a community of passionate climate leaders. There are opportunities to begin service starting in August, October and January. I urge those interested to visit ampact.us/community-resilience and apply.