Oregon State’s Kate Swenson and Brian Laird are on their way to Denmark as we speak to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Sweson and Laird are attending the negotiations with 15 other students from Oregon and Washington as representatives of the Cascade Climate Network, which is a group of students from around the Northwest who work on collaborative projects to help NW campuses and cities use sustainable energy sources and to spread awareness about climate change.
While in Copenhagen, Swenson and Laird hope to show their support of strong climate legislation and create a network within the international youth community that will be pivotal in the coming decades as the world faces the challenges of a changing climate. They are accredited as part of the International Youth Delegation and will be attending the negotiations, receiving briefings from the US State Department, holding press conferences and participating in actions and interventions of varying types.
They will also be blogging from the conference, so make sure you keep up with them!