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.”
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.
The “Youth Blast – Conference of Youth for Rio +20″, which takes place from 7 to 12 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, is the official event of the Major Group for Children and Youth Major Group with the aim of empowering young people to participate the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio +20.
SustainUS works as a part of the Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY), one of the nine groups of acting stakeholders in the Commission on Sustainable Development process.
Besides providing information and training to participants, the event will be a space for youth to share experiences and solutions related to sustainable development issues and forms of participation in decision making at the international level. It will also be an occasion to build strategies for the activities to be developed during the conference.
The event will have five days of activities: two days aimed at young Brazilians, in Portuguese only, and three days for young people from around the world (including Brazil) with translations into Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
No pre-registration is required to participate, but you can register at uncsdchildrenyouth.org/rio20/youth-blast/
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SustainUS is recognized for its contributions on page 99 of the UN's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability's report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing."
"The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presented its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.
The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel's final report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible."
* Please note that the full report has not yet been formatted as a publication. The publication version will be available in mid-February 2012.