What is the Citizen's Summit?
The US/Canada Citizens Summit for Sustainable Development is an innovative and collaborative event that seeks to generate new knowledge, policy, and action for sustainability in the United States and Canada, and foster coherent, effective advocacy around the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) or Rio +20. It will bring together 180 diverse stakeholders on March 24th and 25th, at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, in New Haven, Connecticut. Experts, emerging leaders, advocates, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers from across the United States and Canada will come together to participate in two days of discussions, brainstorming, planning, action and input into the Citizens’ Summit before, during and in a continuation for collaboration thereafter.
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
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!
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.”