Who We Are

National Wildlife Federation: National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. NWF’s Campus Ecology® program promotes climate leadership and sustainability among colleges and universities by providing resources and technical support, creating networking opportunities and organizing education events.

Maybe your campus is just learning about recycling. Or maybe your university is leading the way in green construction. Whatever your level, the Campus Ecology program has been helping individuals and campuses address sustainability and climate change since 1989. And our members have been making a difference. We have the stories to prove it.

SustainUS: Founded in 2001, SustainUS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of young people ages 13-26 advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. Through proactive education and advocacy at the policy-making and grassroots levels, SustainUS members 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.

SustainUS’ Agents of Change program sends delegations of U.S.-based youth to conferences and summits related to international policy, primarily at the United Nations. Our delegates work with government delegates, fellow civil society members, and other youth to promote youth-friendly and future-focused policies related to sustainable development and climate change. Currently we send delegations to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN Commissions on Sustainable Development (CSD) and Social Development (CSocD).  This year we are sending an exploratory delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).  Young people chosen for these delegations go through a competitive application process and are generally leaders on their campuses and in their communities.

350.org: 350.org is a small team of youth from throughout the world who are working together to build a movement to stop global warming.  We are spreading one simple message – we must reduce our emissions to 350 ppm in order to effectively avoid the catastrophic effects of global warming. We work with Bill McKibben, an author and environmentalist from the United States, who wrote one of the first books on global warming for the general public.

Bill and our U.S. team ran a campaign last year called Step It Up 2007 that organized over 2,000 rallies in all 50 states, which was an inspiration for 350.org. It’s our hope that you’ll take 350 and run with it, and us build a truly global movement to stop the climate crisis.