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EarthCorps: Celebrating AmeriCorps Week by actualizing equity in action 

As an AmeriCorps grantee, Seattle-based environmental nonprofit EarthCorps is proud to align with AmeriCorps’ equity initiatives by leading a movement that reduces barriers to program entry and celebrates our Corps Members.  

EarthCorps Welcomes Evlyn Andrade as New Executive Director

January 20, 2022 – On behalf of the board of directors and staff at EarthCorps, we are thrilled to share the news that we have hired Evlyn Andrade as our next Executive Director.  Evlyn brings not only a passion for the environment and youth development but also extensive experience in management, finance, fundraising, organizing, and advocacy across the...

Vika Vysna: Building the Future through Restoration

Veronika (Vika) Vysna is a 2008 EarthCorps alumna from Slovakia. She currently works for Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), in Luxembourg. In 2007, Vika Vysna was between jobs, volunteering with a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the northern part of her home country of Slovakia. One day, the organization asked her whether...

Eric Jensen: A Holistic Perspective on Conservation

Eric was a 2014 Corps Member. He is currently based in Colorado and works as a Data Scientist at Climate Engine, where he uses global climate and earth science datasets to help governments, companies, and organizations to meet their sustainability targets. Sometimes the right opportunity presents itself at just the right moment. Growing up in...

Reigniting our Global Community

EarthCorps was founded on the vision that an international community of leaders can tackle the planet’s most pressing challenges and create a world where people and nature thrive together. For this to happen, we recruit Corps members from around the globe and make cultural exchange a core part of our program. And with alumni in...

Ravi Prasad: Leading the Way for Global Green Recovery

Ravi was a 2014 International Corps Member. He is currently working for the UNDP as a monitoring and reporting specialist and is based in Fiji. Ravi Prasad has always felt connected to nature. Born and raised in Fiji, he grew up in a Pacific Island country known for its rugged landscapes and coral reefs. Ravi’s...

Uncovering our Inner Agility: EarthCorps’ First Alumni Leadership Workshop

On August 5th, EarthCorps held its first ever virtual leadership development workshop for alumni. The 1.5 hour Zoom session focused on agility and adaptability in the workplace. The EarthCorps leadership development workshop allowed participants from around the globe to uncover their strengths as leaders in an ever-changing and complex world. Our facilitator, Kim, guided the...

Save The Bees: A Change Was Made Selling Lemonade

We are continuously impressed by the support from our community, and today we would like to thank some of our youngest and most creative supporters! On a warm summer day, the Valeri family kids set up an adorable lemonade stand and made a sign that said “50% of all profits goes to Save The Bees.”...

Mila Strashimirova: Finding a Likeminded Community

Mila Strashimirova was an EarthCorps member in 2007. She is currently based in Bulgaria as the coordinator for the CISCO Green Team at Concentrix. She shares about finding a likeminded community at EarthCorps. I was just out of university when I discovered EarthCorps. I had been volunteering in various environmental projects with Bulgarian NGOs and...

UN Decade On Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nation’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration launches on World Environment Day – June 5, 2021! The UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration focuses on reviving and restoring damaged ecosystems across the globe. Healthy ecosystems are crucial in creating a thriving planet for people to enjoy generations from now. Scientists say we just have 10 more...

Floating Wetlands in Lake Union

Nearshore floating wetlands provide food and rearing habitats for juvenile salmon, and improve water quality by intercepting storm water, trapping sediment, sequestering metals, and reducing harmful algal blooms. However, more than 30% of Puget Sound coastlines and over 75% of Seattle’s shorelines have been converted to urban conditions, including ports, marinas, docks, bulkheads, armored revetments,...