Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE)
Now Recruiting Volunteers for Spring 2014 RISE Program
The Gerontology Institute, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, is recruiting participants to take part in an innovative program that trains retirees about environmental issues and connects them with volunteer environmental stewardship experiences at Ithaca College and in local communities. Training to participate in RISE (Retirees in Service to the Environment) will begin on Friday, March 28, at Longview retirement community in Ithaca, with an orientation session (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) that includes training in leadership, communication, and environmental stewardship skills. Workshops will continue over seven additional Friday mornings, from 9 a.m. to noon, on April 4,11, 25, and May 2, 9, 16, and 23, with no meeting on April 18. Topics will include health and the environment, climate change, water quality, permaculture, invasive species, citizen science, and planning the volunteer experience.
Registration for the program is required, but the program is free to participants, thanks to generous support from Ithaca College and Longview. To register, please fill out the form. If you have questions about registration or training, please contact IC intern Mary McKean '15, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-333-1892. For general questions about RISE, contact Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Director Rhoda Meador at email@example.com or 607-274-3645.
Gray, Green and Active (article on retirees who volunteer for the environment)