TreeHugger Welcomes Melissa Beecher of

Melissa Beecher is a freelance writer and contributor to A Cooler Climate, the one-stop website dedicated to raising awareness about climate change online, with a background in web copywriting and photography, and a degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interest in the environment started after taking an elective in city planning and sustainable development in college, and increased after gaining a better understanding and awareness of global warming from "An Inconvenient Truth.

Melissa lives in a new apartment complex "with green design elements" in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, and loves not being as car-dependent as she used to be.