Al Gore to launch 'Climate Project' in China
Former vice president to train 300 people how to present climate change issues.
Fri, May 28 2010 at 1:38 PM
SHARE THE WEALTH: Al Gore will bring his teaching tools to Beijing. (Photo: ZUMA Press)
Al Gore is taking his training course to China in an effort to broaden awareness on the climate crisis and give others in Beijing the tools to teach and educate throughout the country.
Called 'The Climate Project', the initiative (a program from Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection) supports the work of more than 3,000 volunteers in 55 countries around the world. The idea is that once trained, people can present the information to others in a way very similar to how Gore first rocked the green world with his "An Inconvenient Truth" slideshow.
"I am so honored that I will be returning to China to deliver my slideshow and present the latest updated information about the climate crisis and how we can solve it. China has rapidly emerged as a leader in renewable energy and it is very encouraging to see the Chinese people take a direct role in beginning to help solve global warming," said Gore.
According to the release, Gore will personally train a "cross-section of 300 Chinese citizens who share a commitment to reduce the harmful effects of climate change." But the effort will not end there. Climate Project officials are planning to establish a "secretariat" position to provide post-training support to TCP-China presenters and coordinate future TCP-China initiatives.
Check out the official website for more information.
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