Brisbane, Australia (26 June 2019) – Earlier this month, former US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore honored Andrew Best from New South Wales with The Climate Reality Project’s Green Ring Award at the organization’s recent Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Brisbane. The Green Ring Award is presented to outstanding Climate Reality Leaders who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their role as climate communicators.
A retired school principal, Andrew began working with The Climate Reality Project in 2006, and has given presentations about the climate crisis and its solutions in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. In addition to his work with Climate Reality, he is also on the board of directors of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW (KAB), where he helps with the Eco Schools program, which operates in 68 countries, serving more than 19 million students in over 51,000 schools.
“Andrew exemplifies the passionate work of our Climate Reality Leaders,” said Ken Berlin, president and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “We were proud to present Andrew with the Green Ring Award in Brisbane, and applaud his ongoing work to not only educate the next generation about the urgency of the climate crisis, but also to empower them with solutions and hope.”
More than 750 participants gathered in Brisbane to be trained as Climate Reality Leaders by elected officials, business leaders, communications experts, scientists, and Al Gore. These new Climate Reality Leaders emerged from the training empowered with the skills and knowledge to address the climate crisis, communicate with different audiences, and implement fair and ambitious climate solutions with their communities.
As a Climate Reality mentor, Best helped lead a group of attendees through the training. He has attended 5 previous Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings and has been a mentor for many other Climate Reality Leaders. Best was originally trained in Sydney in 2006.
“I am honoured to receive recognition from Vice President Al Gore with Climate Reality’s Green Ring Award,” said Best. “It is our responsibility to take action where we can, and as a lifelong member of the education community, I’m proud to do my part in securing a brighter future for all.”
ABOUT THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT
Founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is working to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leader activists, we are spreading the truth about the climate crisis and building popular support for clean energy solutions. For more information, visit www.climaterealityproject