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2021 Newsletters


Citizen Climate Science in Action and Opportunities for Personal Action on Climate Change

November 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

people at a rally for scienceRead about Citizens Climate Science Action (CCSA), a new subgroup of RPCV4EA focused on learning the science of climate and environmental issues and solutions, and taking action. The CCSA team's initial areas of interest are gas-leak focused: refrigerants (hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) and methane (CH4) - both of which are powerful greenhouse gases. Other opportunities for personal action include events, advocacy, and a book review of Garbageland that reflects on our waste. Our monthly green news curated for you includes articles on the space race and climate. Read on!


Small Farmers, Climate Displacement, and Peace Corps at 60

October 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

Bill with farmers in GuyanaRead about RPCV Bill Zimmerman and his quest to support farmers: he’s completed 22 Farmer-to-Farmer assignments in 17 different countries, in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. Advocate for small farmers and those displaced by climate change. And read about Peace Corps' 60th Anniversary through RPCVs' op-eds and guest appearances on public radio. Plus opportunities to attend events and join one of RPCV4EA's climate action teams. Get involved!



Climate Displacement and Climate Solutions

September 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month we focus on climate displacement and solutions, as a run up to the Climate Change and Migration panel we are co-sponsoring on September 25th at the Peace Corps Connect Conference . Our spotlight article features RPCV Dave R. Harden (a panelist on Sept. 25) who is leveraging a career overseas, including responding to humanitarian disasters around the world, in his run for Congress and promotion of climate solutions. Climate Displacement 101 provides an overview of the issue; Climate Migration = Climate Justice highlights the inequities of climate change's impact. Plus lots of events and advocacy opportunities for you to get engaged and take action - read more here!


Special Summer Holiday Edition

August 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month is a special summer holiday edition, with features about sustainable travel and the benefits of spending time outdoors. We also feature climate themed books and videos for hot summer days when you need to cool off indoors. Enjoy!




Protecting Local and National Parks, Curbing Deforestation, and Advocacy Update

July 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month our spotlight article features four RPCVs working to protect local and national parks, in time for people as they enjoy the outdoors this summer. You can also learn about deforestation and ways to curb it, engage in advocacy events and fundraisers, and read our monthly selection of good green news. More inside - check out our July newsletter!



Local to Global Action for Climate Change

June 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month read about how RPCV's can take action on local, national, and global climate change initiatives. From working in a small town in Alaska to advocating for people displaced from climate change around the world, we provide opportunities to educate, advocate, and collaborate. Plus the monthly round up pf good green news. Enjoy...and join us for local to global action for the climate. 



Events, Equity, and the Magic of Moringa!

May 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month we feature multiple event opportunities, including a climate legislation call with CCL, the havoc from refrigerants, and more. Our spotlight article features Kuli Kuli, an RPCV's company that markets moringa while supporting small farmers. Other articles cover diversity, equity and inclusion; advocacy; and Green News articles of interest.

Environmental Justice, Earth Day and California's Climate Corps

April 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month read about Neil Boyer's environmental justice journey, from a childhood in Boston to Peace Corps Program Specialist for the Environment and chair of his local branch of the NAACP Environment and Climate Justice Committee. We also feature the California Climate Corps, the first statewide climate service corps in our country. Plus Earth Day events, climate action items and great green news. Enjoy!

The Time is Right to Share RPCV Experiences with Members of Congress, Local Media

March 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month we focus on opportunities to influence legislation and our communities about climate change. With the new Biden administration legislation in the works, now is the time for RPCVs to share our stories with Members of Congress to humanize and advocate for climate change. For climate story ideas read about an RPCV supporting his community in Ecuador 50 years later. Writing letters to the editor of your local newspaper is also an effective way to be heard and raise awareness - join our new writing action group for support. And Happy 60th Anniversary Peace Corps! 

Opportunities for Personal Action on Regenerative Agriculture and Advocacy

February 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month we focus on personal action. Learn about regenerative agriculture and opportunities to take action that work for you. If you're interested in advocating for climate change legislation get trained in writing a letter to the editor and join RPCV4EA bipartisan advocacy efforts in our target districts. Write a climate story like our article on Namibia's desert floods and droughts. And read about Paul Thompson - and donate to his causes! - who is skiing his 40th Birkebeiner to raise awareness and funds to support climate and racial justice.


Celebrate 2021- Get Involved in Events, Advocacy, and More!

January 2021 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month we focus on sustainable agriculture - from our Kiss the Ground film and panel event on regenerative agriculture to featuring RPCVs putting this into practice in California's wine country and small farms in Central America. We also provide opportunities to learn and engage, from lobbying to learning through books and film. We celebrate the new year with renewed hope for health and peace. 


2020 Newsletters

Grassroots Climate Justice Philanthropy and Upcoming Events

December 2020 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month our spotlight article features the grassroots grant making of the Global Fund for Women. Led by an RPCV, their investments in climate justice and in solidarity with grantees is unique in climate change philanthropy. We also invite you to engage in upcoming advocacy and film events, read about the role of climate in NPCA's Connect to the Future Report, and connect to partners. 



Vote for the Environment, Share Your Climate Story, and More!

November 2020 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month we provide resources for the election, as well as opportunities to depolarize America and engage in environmental advocacy post-election. Our spotlight features the new RPCV4EA story portal, making it easy to share your climate story and raise awareness. Plus good reads and other info about RPCVs making an impact at home and abroad!




Getting Out the (Environment) Vote

October 2020 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month we focus on the upcoming elections. Our election articles provide tips, tools, and resources for RPCVs to help get out the vote, encourage voting for the planet, and ways to engage and be an active participant in our democracy. In addition, we hear a first hand perspective on the wildfires in Washington and how climate change is affecting the U.S.


Image Source: "Sun" by Mr. Furious for Patagonia's efforts to encourage youth to vote for the environment.




The Value in Sharing Your Climate Story

September 2020 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month our Spotlight is featuring an organization called Climate Generation who explains the power in sharing your personal climate story. Also learn about ways you can get involved with our group and information on environmental issues. 






Humanizing Climate Change

August 2020 | Editor: Meredith Miller Vostrejs

This month we have an exciting guest speaker, Sarah Goodspeed, from Climate Generation who shares the power in story telling and humanizing our experience to connect on shared values. Also learn about our virtual movie event that happened in July and other ways you can advocate for the Planet.




Strategic Planning for the Future and the latest RPCV4EA Events

July 2020 | Editor: Kate Schachter 

Get a feel for what is happening behind the scenes within the group and learn about ways you can share your ideas. Our latest event, on July 12th, is the virtual movie showing of Anote's Ark followed by a Q&A to help humanize climate change. 





Connect the dots... 

May 2020 | Editor: Kate Schachter

Learn about ways to join our discussions about climate change and ways you can help decrease your carbon footprint.







Will you help use connect the dots?

April 2020 #2 | Editor: Kate Schachter

Learn about Global Issues that RPCVs care about with Michael Kiernan and Earth Day highlights







Earth Day

April 2020 #1 | Editor: Kate Schachter

Virtually Celebrate Earth Day with Us!






2019 Newsletters

RPCVs in Congress and Around the World

May 2019 | Editor: Mike Roman

Learn about RPCVs Congress and other exciting projects RPCVs are working on.






Peace Corps Action Team (PCAT) and its work with Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)

March 2019 | Editor: Mike Roman

Meet Peace Corps Action Team's co-leaders Brady Fergusson and Mike Roman and how they partner with Citizen' Climate Lobby.






2018 Newsletters

RPCVs4EA New Direction and Partnerships

May 28, 2018 | Editor: Kate Schachter

Learn about our plans moving forward as an organization!






2017 Newsletters

A Call to Action

September 17, 2017 | Editor: Kate Schachter

Learn more about our highlights and work that's been done behind the scenes.







Call with Citizens' Climate Lobby and Peace Corps Goes to Denver

September 11, 2017 | Editor: Kate Schachter

Learn more info about our upcoming call with CCL and how the Peace Corps Connect Conference went in Denver