BENEFITING: SustainUs Inc
HOURS PLEDGED: 10,000
Help me amplify the victory and youth voices of the Little VIllage community at the Rio+20 / United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janiero this June.
Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you know, I was recently accepted to take part in an exciting Youth Delegation that is attending the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
As an “Agent of Change,” through an organization called SustainUS, I will be part of a 28-person team of dedicated youth. We are developing policy recommendations, collaborating with other U.S. and international youth activists, and working tirelessly to ensure that nations respond to the urgency and severity of the crises facing our planet today. I am excited to represent my community, Little Village, and amplify our greatest victory of shutting down the last two coal power plants in a U.S. metropoltian city. Our next steps are to work towards sustainable development of the site, thus I find it is important to attend Rio+20 to highlight the work of environmetnal justice communitites in the U.S. and amplify our voices at the international level.
The only non-profit program of its kind in the country, the SustainUS Agents of Change program has successfully increased youth stakeholder involvement at the United Nations for the past ten years. As an accredited non-governmental organization, SustainUS will effectively engage government policymakers at the international, regional, national and sub-national levels, concerning sustainable development policies.
The delegation will join dozens of international youth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to ensure that all countries understand that the world demands action and progress right now. The world must act boldly and world youth will be there to make sure they do.
Traveling to Rio de Janeiro is expensive. The estimated total cost for the entire conference is $3,290 USDI would like to ask you to contribute a tax-deductible donation to fund this essential work. I greatly appreciate your support. I will keep you informed of my experiences through a detailed online journal and of course, pictures!
Our success truly depends on your generosity.
Thank you so much!