We are proud to release our first newsletter [PDF] summarizing the last several months.
Our president Cat Manzo summarized the newsletter well:
Over the past 6 months, SustainUS has continued to grow and strengthen both its national programs and actions at the local level. We have realized thoough, that often the success of a SustainUS activity is only known to those directly involved. This news letter is a space to highlight the activities of the organization and provide updates to SustainUS members, supporters, and donors. Newsletters will be published on a regular basis and will help increase communication between all areas of the organization. From all of us here at SustainUS; enjoy the newsletter!
The Agents of Change Policy and Planning Committee coordinates all aspects of the program, from selection and logistics to policy drafting and research. Committee members live in all regions of the country and stay in touch through conference calls and an email listserv. Typical tasks include grant writing, research about science and policy related to upcoming conferences, drafting SustainUS policy recommendations, media outreach, event planning, graphic design, collaborative work with other youth and brainstorming plans for the program.
This Earth Day, fresh on the momentum of Step It Up 2007, SustainUS celebrates the successes of the past year: Agents of Change delegations have stood up for sustainability at four major UN functions, Citizen Science named three amazing paper competition winners, and our geoclusters continue to educate and advocate at the local level. But it's impossible to mark our progress without also recognizing the many tasks ahead of us. We're at a critical point in history, and as youth, we must take action toward a more sustainable future.
You recycle and try to make responsible purchases. You get involved on campus and in your community. What else can you do? This Earth Day, we challenge you to think big and step up your commitment to sustainability. Let's all give each other something to celebrate on Earth Day 2008!