Washington, DC (August 2, 2019) – On November 20-21, former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project will organize 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a worldwide conversation about the climate crisis and celebration of the grassroots activists leading today’s climate movement.
For one full day, Vice President Gore and members of The Climate Reality Project’s network of more than 20,000 Climate Reality Leaders from 154 countries around the world will share the presentation first made famous by the Academy Award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
In all 50 US states and countries around the world, in community centers, places of worship, homes, schools, businesses, and even on social media, Climate Reality Leaders will put truth into action and bring the hopeful message about today’s climate solutions directly to their friends, family, and neighbors.
“Millions of people around the world are fed up and demanding urgent action on the climate crisis,” said Al Gore. “The tide is turning, thanks to dedicated activists speaking truth to power every day – including the tireless work of more than 20,000 highly trained and dedicated Climate Reality Leaders. I’m thrilled that this year’s 24 Hours will lift up the voices of the inspiring people carrying the climate movement on their shoulders, and I’m honored to join them for this exciting day of grassroots action and education.”
24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action marks an exciting evolution in The Climate Reality Project’s 24 Hours of Reality program. Since 2011, Climate Reality has produced the award-winning 24 Hours of Reality broadcast to sound the alarm on the climate crisis and spotlight the solutions to solve it. Reaching more than 500 million households, previous broadcasts have explored different sides of both the crisis and the movement for solutions. Last year’s broadcast, 24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves, called attention to the climate crisis’s impact on global health.
This year’s theme will take the action from the screen to communities around the world, allowing Climate Reality Leaders to collectively lead a global conversation about climate action. Leaders will also share a more localized message that speaks to the unique challenges and opportunities the climate crisis poses for their cities, towns, and communities.
“Our ever-growing Climate Reality Leadership Corps now numbers more than 20,000 activists from more than 152 counties around the world. These activists are the lifeblood of our organization and the worldwide movement for climate action,” said Climate Reality President & CEO Ken Berlin. “The human connection these activists form with their community by giving presentations about the climate crisis truly changes hearts and minds. We’re thrilled to take 24 Hours of Reality forward with the surging enthusiasm of Climate Reality Leaders across the globe and celebrate the power of grassroots organizing.”
More information about this year’s 24 Hours of Reality program, 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, will be available at 24hoursofreality.org.
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.org or follow us on Twitter at @ClimateReality.