You know who I am.

I’m one of the young people who cares about the state of affairs in this world. I’m one of my nation’s concerned citizens.

In recent years, I have come to recognize the formidable challenges we face in global climate change–as a country and a planet. I love my home, and I don’t want anything bad to happen to it. Ever. Not on my watch. And I’m going to do something about it.

I am one of twenty-five delegates chosen to represent the SustainUS youth movement, which will attend the COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark this December. We hope to influence our leaders to come to a bold, binding, and equitable solution. We feel that our presence will remind our leaders of just what is at stake: the future, including the lives of their children.

Before I begin, there is one thing about me you must know: I am embarrassingly honest.  So let me tell you the truth about how I got involved in this.

Initially, I wasn’t too sure who SustainUS was and what the organization represented–but I hope you can one-up me by visiting their site here.   In brief, SustainUS is a youth network working to promote sustainable development, both in the US and abroad.  We are prestigious enough to be accredited to the UN.

When they called to tell me I had been chosen as a delegate, I literally wept tears of joy.  Imagine, little old me; I who have never run a campaign in my life and have no formal education in environmental issues.  And to this day, I’m still not sure why I was selected. But I am thrilled to be here. I am honored to represent my country and generation. And I am profoundly grateful to have part in this historic event, and to be able to write about it to the world.

Now.  I will do my best to keep this blog updated, share more information, and answer any questions you might have.  Thank you!!

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