The SustainUS retreat is a fantastic way to meet other amazing members, learn more about the organization, and help plan for the upcoming year. The retreat will be held August 4th - 5th at Black Rock Forest Lodge, an eco-friendly conference space outside of New York City. Carpools will leave NYC early Saturday morning and return Sunday evening.
Remember - SustainUS is only as strong as its members! Everyone is welcome!
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.