By Mike Wilcox
On May 5 through 7, 2015 The Climate Reality Project held its 28th session of Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Cedar Rapids, IA. The purpose of the training is to educate environmentalists to utilize the information provided by the Climate Reality Project in order to effectively engage in acts of climate change leadership with the public and leaders in their respective communities. People came to the training from all across the United States and from such places as Nigeria, Nepal and India.
The Climate Reality Project was founded and is chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore. The Climate Reality Project is “dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis”. Mr. Gore realized that after the documentary an Inconvenient Truth was released that he needed many more voices than himself talking about climate change. Climate Reality Leaders are a grass roots movement trained by Mr. Gore to cut through the denial, stand up for solutions and present the truth about climate change.
The presentation Mr. Wilcox will give at the Sierra Club program meeting will provide a comprehensive overview of how climate change is impacting our planetary home in general and the Midwest in particular. There will also be information on the very positive trends developing with renewable sources of energy. The presentation will utilize information provided by the Climate Reality Project for the Climate Reality Leaders.
Join us September 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Moline Public Library!