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
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 Array, East 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 Lobby, Michigan
#14 – Life Below Water – FLOW (For Love of Water), Traverse City
#15 – Life on Land – The Nature Conservancy, Michigan
#16 – Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions – Freedom House Detroit , Detroit
#17 – Partnerships for the Goals – Detroit Means Business, Detroit
GLOBAL EDUCATION STUDENT OF THE YEAR
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.
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.
GLOBAL EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR OF THE YEAR
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.