Friday, May 20, 2016

Philadelphia Water Seeking Green City, Clean Waters Outreach Ambassadors

Are you interested in helping communities learn more about protecting local watersheds through projects that make neighborhoods greener, more vibrant places to live, learn, work and play?
You could be a Philadelphia Water Department Outreach Ambassador!  Applications must be submitted by May 27.
Philadelphia Water is teaming up with the AmeriCorps VISTA program to offer a one-year position that focuses on expanded Green City, Clean Waters outreach in Philadelphia neighborhoods.
The ideal candidate has a passion for protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in our communities.  Outreach Ambassadors should bring energy to a job that requires engaging people from a variety of backgrounds around complex issues like stormwater runoff pollution and green infrastructure.
You will generate public support for Philadelphia Water’s environmental investments by empowering residents to become Green City, Clean Waters ambassadors.
Green City, Clean Waters is Philadelphia's plan to reduce stormwater pollution currently entering our Combined Sewer System through the use of green infrastructure.
Now in its fifth year, this program is setting the national standard for environmentally friendly stormwater management.
The Outreach Ambassador will join the Public Engagement team as they work to inform, involve and inspire community members and other stakeholders through residential, community and watershed-wide opportunities.
The Outreach Ambassador will work with Philadelphia Water from July 18, 2016 to July 21, 2017.
To apply or learn more about the program and the position, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA job listing here.
(Reprinted from the Philadelphia Water Department Blog.)

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