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MI Climate Corps will help fulfill state healthy climate plan

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The state of Michigan is building a new team of volunteers to implement its long-range healthy climate plan. 

The Michigan Climate Corps is a new branch of the existing AmeriCorps program. The state will use more than 1-million dollars in federal funding to train participants about conservation efforts to curb the effects of climate change.

The Michigan Community Service Commission will oversee the program. Spokesman Jason Alexander says volunteers may serve in a variety of roles.

The Michigan Healthy Climate Plan introduced earlier this year seeks to make Michigan carbon neutral by 2050, with interim emissions goals set for 2025 and 2030.

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