16 Jun Climate Reality Leadership Corps
Some people wait for the future. Leaders create it.
Ordinary people face challenges. Climate Reality Leaders embrace them. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a global network of activists committed to taking on the climate crisis and solving what is far and away the greatest challenge of our time.
The program takes great leaders and makes them exceptional, providing the training in climate science, communications, and organizing to tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action. The result is a dynamic group of world-changers shaping the conversation on climate in forums from family dinners to international summits and building a 21st-century movement for solutions.
To find out about the next Climate Reality Leader Training visit http://www.climaterealitytraining.org/
With global warming back in the news here and abroad, Noosa’s Dr Leah Barclay is thrilled to be joining likeminded leaders in Melbourne next week to receive personal training from former US Vice President Al Gore and become a Climate Leader with Mr Gore’s Climate Reality Project.
“This is fantastic opportunity to work with leaders from across the world and explore new methods of creative resilience and adaptation in response to climate change,” said Dr Barclay.
A Director and long-standing member of the Cultural Sector Board of Noosa Biosphere Limited, Dr Barclay has just returned from the USA, where she has been working with six other UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Arizona, California and New Mexico exploring the value of rich media environments and digital technology in facilitating environmental awareness and engagement. The results from her research will be presented in Europe next month and at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney later this year.
The Climate Reality Project is Mr Gore’s climate change leadership program. In partnership with the Australian Conservation Foundation, TCRP’s mission is to educate the public about the harmful effects of global warming and to work toward solutions at a grassroots level worldwide.
“We have taken these trainings around the world, and in every community committed leaders are standing up to take action on the climate crisis. Our goal is to provide them with the best possible tools to become even more effective leaders,” said Ken Berlin, CEO of the Climate Reality Project.
“Noosa Biosphere Limited collaborated with local stakeholders to design the first Noosa Climate Action Plan in 2012. The more I research climate change, the more I realise the incredible value of connecting communities and bringing people together in an interdisciplinary context. The Climate Reality Project is a fantastic example of creating a global community of people who truly believe we can slow the ramifications of climate change if we work together,” said Dr Barclay.
Listen to Leah Barclay talk about Climate Reality on ABC Sunshine Coast.