Mission: SustainUS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. Through proactive education and advocacy at the policy-making level and at the grassroots, we are building a future in which all people recognize the inherent equality and interdependence of social, economic, and environmental sustainability. We strive to reflect our values through the diversity of members and projects, our ongoing commitment to educating ourselves and others, and the way we live our lives.
Target demographics: youth 13-26
Geographic areas served: United States of America
Programs: Sustainus agents of changes delegates attended the united nations cop19 conference in warsaw, poland to bring youth voices to the international climate negotiations. Our total donations for this event were $3,396. We provided stipends to youth attending retreats and planning sessions in preparation for the conference.
I had a great experience participating as a youth delegate with SustainUS at the Commission on Social Development and the Commission on the Status of Women. I learned about international politics and how the UN works while meeting dedicated people from around the world who care about creating a better world. Now I am one of the policy advisors for the Commission on the Status of Women. We are excited to attend this year's commission this week!