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ECO AmeriCorps Cohort 2023-2024

ECO Americorps

The ECO AmeriCorps program gives Vermont’s emerging leaders the opportunity to serve the needs of Vermont communities in the environmental and conservation spheres. By collaborating with our partners, we add vital capacity to strengthen local communities and foster a deeper stewardship of our natural world.

We recognize the historic and systemic barriers to service and our own inaction on matters of inclusivity and accessibility. Visit our DEI Strategy page to read more about our commitment to change.

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ECO stands for opportunity and we recognize service in our program is an entryway into the environmental and conservation fields. While in ECO you will have access to resources and connections that help members go on to become leaders in their industries. We want to amplify this advantage and make it accessible to people of all races, colors, genders, abilities, ages, religions, marital or military statuses, identities, backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses.


We feel strongly about building and maintaining healthy, mutually beneficial relationships within our program networks and the greater Vermont community. We seek to expand the extent of our program's impact by facilitating connections among members, mentors, ambassadors, and the communities in which ECOs serve. We collaborate with communities to leverage our service where it is most useful, strengthening networks of service and capacity-building in our state.


ECO AmeriCorps is continuously growing and evolving as a program by actively incorporating perspectives, experiences, appreciations, and ways of knowing not previously considered. From technical skill building for members to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts for our greater ECO network, perpetual growth is the goal.


Committing to ECO, in any role, requires believing in our mission, our members and partners, and in the energy of service. We value the dedication of members to serve, staff to lead, and partner organizations to align with our program. Our consistency is made possible by the time and effort put into our program by all participants.


For more information about becoming a Host Site Organization, applying to become an ECO Member, or general questions about the program, please contact:

Dustin Bowman
(802) 461-5222