This post was written as part of application to join the SustainUS youth delegation to the UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland.

The month of May 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee began normally enough — with the beginnings of a heavy thunderstorm, typical for the region as spring turned into summer. I was a nature-loving teenager recently turned environmentalist, thanks to an environmentally-focused semester school program in Pisgah, North Carolina, and I remember I was especially pleased with weekend forecast for rain. …

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