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!
Youth climate leaders from around the world will converge on the Youth Energy Blast on April 29, 2007 at Columbia University in New York with the mission of sharing their skills and preparing for the 15th Session UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-15).
The purpose of the Youth Energy Blast is to empower our generation-wide movement to confront the energy crisis. The goals of the Blast are to provide information and training for leaders around the CSD and provide a space for youth to share experience and knowledge implementing climate solutions and participate in decision-making at the international level.
If you are going to attend CSD and participate in the Youth Caucus, we strongly encourage you attend!
DATE: APRIL 29, 2007
TIME: 11:00PM - 4:30PM [11:00-16:30]
PLACE: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS COLLEGE
277 Grace Dodge Hall
Enter at 630 West 120th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
You will need a photo ID to enter the building
Take the 1 train to 116th Street/Columbia University. Walk north four blocks on Broadway, and make the left onto 120th.
SustainUS is currently attending the United Nations 45th comission on Social Development, thanks to Citizens Network for Sustainable Development, Global Youth Action Network, and the SustainUS Donors. So far we've engaged national and international delegates, participated in open discussions, and have had a great time doing so. You can check our progress on the Agents of Change blog, and check out photos from the trip.
Get your questions answered by experts and student activists from the Earth Policy Institute, the Network for New Energy Choices, SustainUS, and the Worldwatch Institute. Click here to ask your questions or share your climate tips , but don't delay...questions will be sent to the panel this Tues., April 11. Their responses will be posted just in time for Earth Day.