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Retirees in Service to the Environment (RISE)

The RISE Program Has Been Completed

The Gerontology Institute, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, is pleased to have completed two seasons of RISE (Retirees in Service to the Environment), an innovative program that trains retirees about environmental issues and connects them with volunteer environmental stewardship experiences at Ithaca College and in local communities. Topics included health and the environment, climate change, water quality, permaculture, invasive species, citizen science, and planning the volunteer experience.

For general questions about RISE, contact Ithaca College Gerontology Institute Director Rhoda Meador at rmeador@ithaca.edu or 607-274-3645.

Gray, Green and Active (article on retirees who volunteer for the environment)

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