By IOF student, Avery Smith

Today was even more eventful – and tiring – than yesterday. Interviews alone were fascinating, between the elder of Canadian first nations tribe to the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, to a climate finance researcher from India, to a protesting Pikachu!

The highlight of my day, however, was seeing Hillary Clinton on a panel discussing the need for more women in the green movement. As pessimistic and misanthropic as I can be, it’s difficult not to be a bit more hopeful after today, imperfect though it was.