Yesh Pavlik Slenk

Director, Climate Corps, Chicago, IL

Area of Expertise: Climate Corps, corporate partnerships, corporate sustainability, community management

Yesh Pavlik Slenk manages the Climate Corps® professional network of more than 3000 sustainability professionals worldwide. Climate Corps is an innovative fellowship program that places graduate students into companies, cities and nonprofits to help advance clean energy projects and climate goals. Collectively, fellows have helped identify energy savings worth more than $1.6 billion, the equivalent of over 2.2 million metric tons in carbon emissions.

Yesh also hosts the podcast, Degrees: Real talk about planet-saving careers. The podcast features up-close conversations with CEOs, sustainability experts, innovators and career changers who are turning using their job to fight climate change. The diverse array of guests share their inspiring journey to green jobs, and how listeners can follow in their footsteps to get paid to help save the planet.

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2024 green climate jobs

How to “green” your job in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed about climate change is normal. But there are millions of green jobs out there, and you could "green" the job you already have.

A Decade of Impact: Celebrating Ten Years of Transformative Partnerships

Over the past 15 years, EDF Climate Corps has earned a reputation as the premier sustainability fellowship program in the U.S., China, and India.

Looking for a planet-saving career? You’d be surprised at your options.

If you’re interested in using your career to help save the planet, our new Green Jobs 101 bootcamp – a project of the Degrees podcast – is for you.

How Steph Speirs is pioneering a new business model in solar

Steph Speirs, CEO and co-founder of Solstice, on transforming the solar energy business model and making it accessible at scale.

How a National Geographic photographer captures the emotional impacts of climate change

National Geographic photographer Pete Muller on making the invisible visible– and how to tell the story of climate change from a human perspective.

ESG: Using finance to drive real change with Adam Heltzer

Self-described "do-gooder" Adam Heltzer found that ESG and the world of private equity is THE best place to create lasting, meaningful change.