EAST WINDSOR – NJ If you’re interested helping to protect the environment in your area, but aren’t sure where to start, there’s a program for you. The Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program will be in action starting Tuesday, January 25.
The program teaches volunteers how they can tackle important environmental issues and how to use what they’ve learned to make an impact. The program is open to anyone, and no science background is required.
Participants take weekly classes on topics such as climate change, green infrastructure and environmental justice. Each class is taught each week by a Rutgers University researcher, a government agency, or someone from non-profit sectors.
The 2022 class will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., Jan 25-May 17. This year’s class will combine zoom sessions, in-person instruction and field trips with on-demand electives.
Participants complete a 60 hour volunteer internship in their local community to become Rutgers Environmental Stewards.
Michele Bakacs (County Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension) stated that the program has trained more than 900 volunteers since 2005. Many of these volunteers are still making an impact in their communities.”
Residents of Mercer County are still eligible to join. Register for class and other details. Click here.