30 Climate Impacted U.S. Youth Educate Communities

by SustainUS Inc.


30 nationally competitively selected U.S. youth from climate impacted communities will mobilize and educate their communities about climate change and advocate at the UN climate talks in Mexico.
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Climate change poses major health, economic, and environmental threats to youth across the U.S. Some recent estimates put these combined costs at hundreds of billions of dollars. Youth, whose futures are at stake from climate impacts, often lack the skills to educate their peers and communities about climate change threats. Local and national solutions like pollution limits & investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy could reduce these impacts if communities were moved to act.


SustainUS will competitively select 30 youth from climate-impacted communities across the U.S. and train them to educate their communities about climate impacts and use the UN climate talks in Mexico in December to help them mobilize their peers.

Long-Term Impact

Our youth will be trained on climate education & advocacy and taught how to train others. Successful changes to policy locally, nationally, or globally will reduce climate change and thus climate change impacts. Momentum will build for future action.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Youth at the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations
United Nations report: Youth engagement on climate
Last year's Copenhagen youth rapid response net
We helped make the global youth climate movement

Organization Information

SustainUS Inc.

Location: Grandville, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.sustainus.org
Project Leader:
SustainUS: U.S. Youth
Chicago, IL United States

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