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SustainUS, Inc.
February 18, 2011

SustainUS is the most effective youth empowerment organization I have ever encountered. I have never seen so many intelligent, deeply committed young people so organized. The young volunteers who run the organization consistently make strategic, consensus-based decisions that empower more youth to become environmental leaders.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I attended the U.N. international climate negotiations in Cancun with SustainUS. Initially, I was excited, but a little unsure about how I could effectively advocate for sound environmental policies and practices. Now I am connected to young people from all over the country and the planet who are working towards a more sustainable future and my inbox is full of ways to get more involved.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Picking changes for this organization is tough. My first thought was that SustainUS could use a huge grant to pay for all its activities, but then the immense value of youth collaborating to proactively fund raising to participate in sustainability conferences and summits would be lost. SustainUS is what it is: a bunch of highly organized young volunteers who are profoundly committed to creating a sustainable future.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Earth Day Organizer.

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