This year is coming to a close, and we are presented with an exciting offer, but we need your help. Two SustainUS donors have offered to match all donations made before the end of the year up to $5,000. That means that your donation is doubled—dollar for dollar.
Your year-end gift to SustainUS will help power our programs next year—programs that are changing lives and setting young people up to take on the biggest challenges of today.
Can you help us take youth leadership even further next next year?
SustainUS has two positions open on our volunteer youth Steering Committee, which runs the vast majority of SustainUS's operations. We are looking for someone to help direct our Lead Now Fellowship program and someone to help coordinate our development work.
The Lead Now Fellowship Coordinator is a great opportunity for someone interested in grassroots youth leadership development. The person to fill this position will get the chance to shape and develop SustainUS's newest program, the Lead Now Fellowship, which is just wrapping up its first year recognizing and supporting young people in developing their sustainability initiatives.
The Development Director offers someone the opportunity to learn the ropes of non-profit fundraising and gets to explore creative ways to ensure SustainUS has the resources it needs to run the best programs we can.
If either of these positions appeals to you please apply as soon as possible. Applications accepted until positions are filled.
Follow the work of the SustainUS COP 19 delegates as we head to Warsaw for the COP19 climate summit November 11-22, 2013. This event will draw thousands to Warsaw to examine how we can better address the global climate crisis. SustainUS has followed these negotiations closely for the past several years. Our current delegation will work with other international climate leaders to work towards bold action on climate change.
Read about COP19 policy, blogs, videos, photos, media coverage, and ways to get involved after the jump!
SustainUS CSocD-50 delegates Shirley Gao and Ashley Eberhart.
SustainUS is now accepting applications to join the Agents of Change (AoC) youth delegation to the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD-52), which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from February 11–21, 2014. CSocD-52 is a policy session and addresses the priority theme of this year: "Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all".
Selected delegates will have the opportunity to work with government officials, scientists, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world to review progress on issues related to social development. In the past, AoC delegates have presented case studies and policy statements on behalf of youth; participated in forums with fellow representatives of civil society; and met with government delegates, international organizations, and the US State Department.
There are so many challenges in the world, how do you pick one to focus your energies on? For SustainUS Lead Now Fellow Amira Odeh the answer was straightforward after a professor prompted her and classmates to research disposable bottled water waste and Amira was reminded of the devastating drought that Puerto Rico faced in the mid-nineties. Learn more about what she has done from there...