Climate Smart Glacier Country, the City of Whitefish and Whitefish School District seek to hire a motivated, dedicated Energy Corps member to help steer the community toward local community solutions. Energy Corps is an AmeriCorps service program administered through the Butte-based National Center for Appropriate Technology. Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2016 or until a suitable candidate can be identified.
The Whitefish City Council unanimously voted to establish the position at its June 20 meeting. The Energy Corps member will assist the Council and city staff to develop a climate action plan and work with Whitefish students on their sustainability initiatives. S/he will collaborate with Glacier National Park, local schools and businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals and other communities through the new Climate Smart Glacier Country partnership. The city would like to bring on an Energy Corps member to conduct an energy audit of the city operations and a greenhouse gas inventory, The ocmmunity is developing an energy conservation and climate action plan to conserve energy, reduce emissions and ultimately save money on energy costs. The Energy Corps member would also be responsible for developing mutually beneficial strategies to promote sustainability practices and encourage green economic development in partnership with other communities, Glacier National Park, local schools and businesses.