Bali Delegate Richard Graves has won one of three $10,000 prizes in the Cliff Mojo/Focus the Nation Project Slingshot competition! The competition awarded grants to young people implementing hands-on projects to tackle global warming. Richard's Fired Up Youth Action TV will use the funds to produce youth-developed news segments on issues ranging from politics to pop culture, all from the perspective of their relation to global warming and the restructuring of our economy.
Our delegation to CSD-16 was a shining success, bringing together young people from all kinds of backgrounds together to represent American youth at the UN Headquarters. To read reports from the ground, see our blog at www.sustainus.org/blog.
And stay tuned for more details and pictures!
National Public Radio recently featured Agent of Change Kelley Greenman in its series profiling people working on global warming. Kelley served as a delegate to Bali and will be a delegation leader to the Commission on Sustainable Development in May. A recent recipient of the Truman and Udall awards, Kelley also spoke about her accomplishments and involvement with SustainUS to her school newspaper.
UPDATE: Juan Hoffmaister, a SustainUS policy advisor and former Agent of Change was also featured on NPR's Climate Connections series. In an interview, article, and audio slideshow, Juan discusses his travels around the world researching areas affected by environmental challenges tied to climate change. Juan also blogs about his travels on ChangingClimates.info.