Every year Greater Lansing UNA awards "Global Goals - Local Leaders" awards to community members who have helped develop any of the Sustainable Development Goals (also called Global Goals and SDG’s) through their work and/or volunteer service. We do this at our most formal event - UN Day Celebration
- in October. Previous winners are listed below. You can nominate someone for this year's awards here
! (Be sure to disable your pop-blocker to begin the download of the word document form!) GL-UNA also recognizes educators and high school students (juniors and seniors) for our Global Ed awards. Nominate them here!
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.