On Wednesday, March 14th, donations to SustainUS will be matched at 30%!! Please donate and support the incredible work our Rio+20 delegates are doing to create a sustainable future and ensure that we can continue to provide the same great programs and more year after year. Your tax-deductible donation goes far with this all-volunteer organization!
For over ten years SustainUS volunteers have coordinated the creation of a wide, far-reaching network of personally engaged leaders who understand that international cooperation is essential to a future in which all people recognize the inherent equality and interdependence of social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
Help SustainUS continue to Empower Youth Action
Thanks for the spotlight TckTckTck! Link: http://tcktcktck.org/2012/03/partner-spotlight-abigail-rose-borah-sustainus/
New York, NY – March 1, 2012 – Approximately 2 months ago, SustainUS was awarded an educational grant of $625 by the Captain Planet Foundation, an international eco-foundation for youth based on the successful Captain Planet cartoon. The grant helps youth present their scientific findings to the international community.
“We are delighted to see the dream of SustainUS become reality,” says Christina Stevens, Executive Director (Interim) of the Foundation. “Each year, our grantees make great strides in protecting and preserving our planet for the future generations and this is no exception. By educating, empowering, involving and investing in today’s youth, we can all cultivate a better tomorrow. We commend SustainUS for their work so far and challenge them to continue it.”
This year, SustainUS Agents of Change (AoC) is sending six delegates to the to the 56th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-56), which will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from February 27 – March 9, 2012. CSW-56 will address the priority theme of “the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.” The UN Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. More information on the Commission can be found on their website.
Meet the delegates!
For Immediate Release
March 5, 2012
New York, NY – SustainUS sends a delegation of 6 to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. SustainUS is a national volunteer-based youth organization that empowers young people to create a more sustainable world through involvement in international summits and grassroots activities. The delegates are in New York City from February 27 to March 9 to represent SustainUS and U.S. youth at the fifty-sixth U.N. Commission on the Status of Women.