Every year at Greater Lansing UNA's UN Day Celebration we award local leaders with the Global Goals - Local Leaders Award. Awardees were chosen because their work and volunteer service exemplified excellent effort in a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
at a local level. Previous winners are listed below.
Dr. Joan Jackson Johnson - Joan Jackson Johnson, affectionately known as 'Triple J,' is dedicated to the struggles of the poor and vulnerable. Dr. Johnson, a clinical psychologist, is the principal owner of the East Lansing Center for the Family and has been the Director of the Human Relations and Community Services Department (HRCS) For the City of Lansing since 2006.
Terry Link - Terry Link is president of Starting Now LLC, a sustainability consulting firm that helps small business, nonprofits, schools, and government agencies improve their social, environmental and economic performance. He has served as Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Food Bank, a regional charity that rescued food and developed community gardens to help feed those in need, and Director of Michigan State University’s Office of Campus Sustainability, an office he started in 2000. For nearly 25 years he was an academic librarian focusing on public policy and environmental studies.