Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A year of Climate Leadership

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the supporters of my Climate Reality Leadership Corps training which took place one year ago.

Thanks to your gifts, I was able to give the time to attend the intensive 3-day training in Chicago given by Vice President Al Gore, and to give the time to share his Climate Reality presentation in our community.

I am happy to announce that, between online crowdfunding of $870 (minus fees) from 12 donors and a $1000 bursary from Barrie environmental charity Living Green, I was able to cover the full cost of travel, accommodations, and meals with some funds left over to cover costs of making presentations. (For example, I had to purchase a newer laptop to be able to properly display the videos in the presentation).

As part of the training package, I committed to ten "Acts of Leadership" over the following year, which include Climate Reality presentations to members of the public, writing articles for the newspaper, or doing other activities to raise awareness of the Reality of Climate Change.

I am registered as a presenter at the Climate Reality Canada website. I have also been writing about Climate Reality in my weekly "Root Issues" newspaper column in the Barrie Examiner.

I am proud to report that I have met and surpassed my ten-Act commitment, by giving four live presentations, sitting on a film panel for leadnow.ca Alliston, and publishing ten columns about climate change in the Barrie Examiner.

However, I am still interested in helping spread the word about Climate Reality, just as you helped me, so feel free to contact me directly or send people to the website to request a presentation.

I would also like to send a special shout-out to a few fellow Climate Leadership presenters:

    - Dr. Brad Dibble, author of Comprehending the Climate Crisis, who co-wrote one of my articles with me

    - Anita Payne, who in addition to her Climate Reality training, has also been walking across North America as part of the Great March for Climate Action

    - Franke James, who in addition to attending the training herself, donated a copy of her book Banned on the Hill as a perk for my supporters (awarded to Living Green)

Once again, thank you to all of you for your support. It's so much easier to accomplish great things when we work together as a team!

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