In providing passionate people the opportunity to serve the environmental needs of Vermont communities, ECO AmeriCorps values all voices and identities in the conservation space. We seek to uplift & engage diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments in service and in our state.
We aim to guide the next generation of Vermont’s environmental leaders through enriching and immersive experiences. By collaborating with our partners, we add vital capacity to strengthen local communities and foster a deeper stewardship of our natural environment.
In recognizing the historic, systemic barriers to service and our own inaction on matters of inclusivity and accessability, the 2020-2021 cohort has realized an opportunity for change. In a member-led initative to refocus all aspects of the program around DEI standards, ECOs have begun the process of instilling a tangible action plan and living framework for continued success.