SSC Delegate, Peter Roquemore, chosen as the United States Representative for the Global Youth Question and Answer Session with 6 Other Youth

December 9, 2009

Peter and other delegates being briefed by EAC's Jessy Tolken before private meeting with Lisa Jackson

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Climate Justice Fast

December 7, 2009

Today I had the honor to hang out and help one of the Climate Justice Fasters, Sara Svennson. I waited for her interview with a Swedish news station to finish. During the interview I was able to walk and talk wiht her while they filmed our staged but friendly exchange. she heard about the proposal of the fast via email. She and 6 other people began their fast at the close of the Barcelona UN talks. Before she decided to go through with the fast, she di a test fast for 6 days. She said it changed her life. She felt rewarded and empowered. Sara even felt empowered that it wasn’t as difficult as you would think.

I waited for ehr to decide where she wants to go next as I am her wheelchair pusher. As you can imagine she is weak, but optimistic.

People kept coming up to Sara peridoically and tell her what an amazing thing she is doing. They ask her if she’s really okay. She smiles genuienly and says “Yes! Just cold and a little tired.” She smiles a lot. Delighted andsees the importance of talking to everyone who wants a piece of her. She’s not exhausted by the interviews because she wants every person possible to hear her message.

What dedication, bravery and strenth she has. She has been fasting for 32 days drinking only water.

Hometown Newspaper front page article!

December 7, 2009

http://www.kentucky.com/latest_news/story/1048942.html

The Eve of COP15…

December 6, 2009

It is the Eve of COP15. Tomorrow we will be waking up to leave for the Bella Center at 5:50 am. The immense schedule is being laid out and we can only speculate on the exciting but strenuous tasks ahead. The Conference of Youth has worked to prepare us for policy, media and facilitation, and we have never been more ready for a bold and just world climate agreement. For the first time the youth has been recognized as a legitimate part of the decision making process for a world agreement. Inter generational equity is key to this movement. So as we sleep off our jet lag and we drift into dreams of a future secure for our grandchildren and great grandchildren. We know that these decisions will shaped before our eyes over the course of the next couple weeks.

Jane Goodall

November 28, 2009

Last night I was sucked into an interview with Jane Goodall when she recited this proverb especially important in the necessity of intergenerational equity of this movement.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” – Native American Proverb.

Counting down

November 25, 2009

The excitement about getting to Copenhagen is masked by the overwhelming amount of finals and papers due the day before I leave. I find myself googling COP15 and reading SSC emails when I should be typing my research paper due on Monday.
Yesterday my campus environmental group, Terra, was fortunate enough to present our organization to the University’s Board of Trustees. It was incredible to see their interest and support in our efforts. They were also especially supportive of my achievement in being a part of the SSC COP15 delegation.

Local Newspaper Story about COP15

November 13, 2009

http://www.examiner.com/x-29474-Lexington-Counterculture-Examiner~y2009m11d12-The-art-of-awareness

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November 11, 2009

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