Thank you for joining our UN 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

UN Ambassador Andrew Young

Senior Director Partnerships UNA-USA, Troy Wolfe

Recognizing 17 Michigan exemplary SDG organizations


UNA Greater Lansing and UNA Greater Detroit co-partnered in this event

View Governor Whitmer’s Proclamation on the UN 75th

Congratulations 2020 Michigan SDG Awardees!

Thank you for your exemplary work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

#1 – No Poverty – Cass Community Social Services Tiny House Project , Detroit 

#2 – Zero Hunger – Chanel Taylor, Detroit Benevolent Society, Detroit 

#3 – Good Health & Well-Being – Kiwanis Club, South Lansing 

#4 – Quality Education – Kalamazoo Promise, Kalamazoo 

#5 – Gender Equality – London Bell, Bell Global Justice, Detroit 

#6 – Clean Water & Sanitation –  Flint River Watershed Coalition, Flint 

#7 – Affordable & Clean Energy – Michigan State University’s Carport Solar ArrayEast Lansing 

#8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth – John Beck, MSU School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, East Lansing 

#9 – Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure –  Appropriate Technology Collaborative, Ann Arbor 

#10 – Reduced Inequalities – Michigan League for Public Policy, Lansing 

#11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities – City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids

#12 – Responsible Consumption & Production – Meridian Township, Meridian Township

#13 – Climate Action – Citizens Climate LobbyMichigan 

#14 – Life Below Water – FLOW (For Love of Water)Traverse City 

#15 – Life on Land – The Nature ConservancyMichigan 

#16 – Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Freedom House Detroit , Detroit

#17 – Partnerships for the Goals –  Detroit Means Business, Detroit


Ezekiel Zalante Ewulomi

Ezekiel graduated from Waverly HS in the spring, is now a freshman at Michigan State University, and was nominated by his teacher and advisor Robert Lurie who says Ezekiel is self- motivated and actively seeks ways to investigate the world - and then takes action to make a difference.

He spends countless hours volunteering with the South Sudan Rescue and Relief Association helping to fulfill its mission of helping the Sudanese community better integrate into the Lansing area.

He was on the planning committee when Waverly HS hosted a Regional Global Teaching Dialogue funded by the U.S. Department of State. It was there that Ezekiel began to focus his own efforts on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

He was the only high school member of LATTICE (Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross Cultural

Education.) The local educators and international scholars gained by Ezekiel’s participation.  Lurie closed his nomination with - “Ezekiel is a true global citizen by both birth and by choice. He is an outstanding candidate for this award.”


Marie Adele Grosso

Marie Adele Grosso is an East Lansing high school student who is passionate about furthering peace and justice locally and in the world. In high school, she is in Amnesty Club, Student Council, in groups specifically addressing LGBTQ+ rights, racial justice and student mental health and in Model United Nations (MUN).

When COVID-19 ended MUN in-person meetings, Marie Adele and other students from the U.S. and other countries created Shelter-at-Home Model U.N. (SHMUN) to provide global, teen-led Model UN virtual conferences twice a month. Marie Adele is the Director General of SHMUN.

View our UNA Lansing/Detroit 2020 MI SDG Awardee video!

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