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    TRAINING FAQ:

    Q. HOW DO I APPLY TO ATTEND THE UPCOMING CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS TRAINING?

    A. Applications to attend a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. If there is currently an application open to attend a training, you can click here to find and complete it.

    Q. HOW CAN I STAY UPDATED ON THE NEXT CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIPS CORPS TRAINING?

    A. Sign up for email updates about our upcoming trainings.

    Q. HOW MUCH DOES A TRAINING COST?

    A. There is no fee to attend the training, but you will need to pay for your own travel and lodging. Click here for some ideas and tips on how to fundraise for your trip. During the training, Climate Reality will provide breakfast, lunch, light snacks, and all training materials.

    Q. CAN MINORS ATTEND THE TRAINING?

    A. If accepted to the training, any applicant under the age of 18 must be supervised and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Both the minor and his or her parent/guardian must be accepted into the program in order to attend the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training. Climate Reality cannot provide any assistance with childcare. Due to limited space, only accepted applicants are allowed to attend the training.

    Q. MY SPOUSE OR FAMILY MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL WITH ME. CAN HE OR SHE ATTEND THE TRAINING?

    A. . If your spouse or family member would like to attend the training with you, they should apply. Only individuals who are accepted into the program can attend the training. However, there is no limitation on who can travel with you. Please understand that the majority of the three days will be occupied with the training and that your attendance at the entire training is mandatory.

    Q. WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF THE TRAINING LOCATION AND WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

    A. Training locations and accommodations vary by city. You’re responsible for making your own hotel reservations at your own expense. We’ll send an email with the address of the training locations and accommodation recommendations to all accepted and confirmed participants.

    Q. WHAT ARE THE 10 “ACTIVITIES” THAT I HAVE TO COMPLETE AND WHERE AND WHEN MUST I COMPLETE THEM BY?

    A. Within a year of completing the training with the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, you are required to perform 10 “Acts of Leadership.” Acts of Leadership come in a variety of forms and can be completed in your local community. Examples of Acts of Leadership include giving a presentation, writing a blog, writing a letter to the editor, organizing a climate action campaign, or meeting with local leaders. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps will offer as much support as possible, but you will be responsible for seeking out opportunities to take action.

    Q. DO I NEED TO STAY FOR THE WHOLE TRAINING?

    A. Anyone who is applying to the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training must be able to commit to the full length of the training. We require attendees to be present for the entirety of the training. You can expect the training to begin in the morning on the first day and end in the late afternoon or early evening of the final day. Specific start and end times for each training will be sent once you have confirmed your attendance.

    Q. CAN I COMPLETE THE TRAINING ONLINE IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE LOCATION?

    A. Unfortunately, we don’t currently provide remote trainings. All attendees must be present at the training location.

    Q. AREN’T WE PRODUCING ADDITIONAL CO2 IN THE ATMOSPHERE BY FLYING OUT TO THE TRAINING?

    A. As an international organization committed to fighting the climate crisis on a global scale, Climate Reality holds trainings in many different locations around the world so people everywhere can join us in working to solve the climate crisis. Climate Reality is aware that the trainings may be distant from some attendees’ homes and that event-related air travel is a contributor to carbon pollution. In addition to implementing an event sustainability strategy to reduce the emissions from the event, we measure event-related emissions (including air travel) and neutralize those emissions via verifiable carbon offsets. We have seen firsthand the value of in-person trainings and how the community grows from the connections that Climate Reality Leaders make during the training days. After the in-person training, attendees are invited to connect, share, and engage in an online platform that reduces or eliminates the need for any further long-distance travel in their work as Climate Reality Leaders.

    Q. HOW DOES THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT ACCOUNT FOR EVENT-RELATED EMISSIONS?

    A. In planning our events, Climate Reality employs sustainable event practices in accordance with the event industry’s leading standards: ISO 20121 and APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards. We also implement a comprehensive plan to divert as much waste as possible from the event to recycling centers and local compost facilities. Once onsite energy conservation and emission reduction strategies are exhausted, Climate Reality selects verifiable carbon offset projects to cover any remaining emissions impacts. By supporting these projects, we are able to offset and neutralize all event-related emissions, including those from air travel, energy use, vehicle use, etc.

    Do you have a question that is not addressed here? Please contact us at training@climatereality.com or call us at 202-567-6829 and we respond as soon as possible.

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    INFORMATION ABOUT THE ATLANTA TRAINING

    ABOUT

    OVER THE COURSE OF THREE DAYS, PARTICIPANTS WILL:

    • Learn from our Founder and Chairman former US Vice President Al Gore, how to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis to people everywhere
    • Learn how to combine science and solutions to engage audiences
    • Learn to inspire others to take action
    • Hear from subject experts in such fields as strategic communications, climate science, and grassroots organizing
    • Network with global leaders and influencers
    • Information about the training venue and accommodations will be emailed to participants after they have been accepted to the training
    • There is no cost to attend the training. However, participants must pay for their own travel and accommodations.

    SPEAKERS

    AL GORE
    OUR CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER

    Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple, Inc.'s board of directors. Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit organization he founded that is focused on solutions for the global climate crisis.
    Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. 
    He is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, and most recently, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. He is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary and was selected as the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."
    Former Vice President Gore was born on March 31, 1948, and resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

     

    KEN BERLIN
    PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT

    Ken Berlin is the President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. Ken has devoted his career to leadership on environment, energy and climate change issues. A trusted advisor to businesses, non-profits and federal and state governments, Ken has been recognized as one of the top climate change attorneys in the world and has extensive expertise on international environmental issues ranging from clean energy to biodiversity. Most recently, Ken chaired the Skadden Arps Environmental and Climate Change practices and served as the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for the Coalition for Green Capital. He was also a leader in establishing the Climate Speakers Network. In 2012, Ken served as Chair of the Obama Energy and Environment Team.

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    INFORMATION ABOUT THE BRISBANE TRAINING

    ABOUT

    OVER THE COURSE OF THREE DAYS, PARTICIPANTS WILL:

    • Learn from our Founder and Chairman former US Vice President Al Gore, how to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis to people everywhere
    • Learn how to combine science and solutions to engage audiences
    • Learn to inspire others to take action
    • Hear from subject experts in such fields as strategic communications, climate science, and grassroots organizing
    • Network with global leaders and influencers
    • Information about the training venue and accommodations will be emailed to participants after they have been accepted to the training
    • There is no cost to attend the training. However, participants must pay for their own travel and accommodations.

    SPEAKERS

    AL GORE
    Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project

    Former US Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors. Gore was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 and to the US Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers “An Inconvenient Truth” and “The Assault on Reason,” and the best-sellers “Earth in the Balance,” “Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis,” “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” and most recently, The New York Times best-seller “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” He is the subject of the documentary movie An Inconvenient Truth, which won two Oscars in 2006 – and a second documentary in 2017, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. In 2007, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”

     

    KEN BERLIN
    PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT

    Ken Berlin is the President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. Ken has devoted his career to leadership on environment, energy and climate change issues. A trusted advisor to businesses, non-profits and federal and state governments, Ken has been recognized as one of the top climate change attorneys in the world and has extensive expertise on international environmental issues ranging from clean energy to biodiversity. Most recently, Ken chaired the Skadden Arps Environmental and Climate Change practices and served as the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel for the Coalition for Green Capital. He was also a leader in establishing the Climate Speakers Network. In 2012, Ken served as Chair of the Obama Energy and Environment Team.

    CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TRAINING

    YOU WANT TO SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
    NOW LEARN HOW.

    Join former Vice President Al Gore at a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and learn how you can lead the global fight for climate solutions.

    BECOME A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER

    LEARN HOW TO BECOME A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER

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    Give us three days. We’ll give you the tools to change the world.

    At Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings, individuals ready to make a difference in our planet’s future spend three days working with former Vice President Al Gore and world-renowned scientists and communicators learning about the climate crisis and how together we can solve it.

    Join us and gain the skills, knowledge, and network to shape public opinion, influence policy, and inspire your community to act at this critical time.

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    WHY BECOME A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER

    WHEN THE NEED IS GREAT, GREAT LEADERS ACT

    The climate crisis is the great challenge of our time. Join the everyday leaders with the courage and commitment to act.

    TRUSTED MESSENGERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

    Your friends and family trust you. When you speak, they listen. Learn how to use your position to open minds and inspire action.

    JOIN A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF WORLD-CHANGERS

    Climate Reality Leaders aren’t just raising awareness of climate change. They’re working for solutions in over 100 countries worldwide.

     

    WHO BECOMEs A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER

    WHO COMES TO A CLIMATE REALITY LEADER
    TRAINING?

    Everyone. Seasoned community leaders, first-time activists, and business executives. Concerned parents and curious middle-schoolers.

    Climate Reality Leaders come from all walks of life. But they all share the same desire to make a difference and help create a sustainable future for the Earth.

     

    WHY YOU SHOULD COME

    You'll learn

    • The science of climate change
    • How it’s transforming daily life for people around the world
    • The solutions in our hands today
    • Powerful storytelling, public speaking, and social media networking techniques
    • Media engagement strategies
    • Best practices in grassroots organizing
    • How activists like you are building momentum for solutions worldwide
    • Check out an agenda from a previous training.

     

    FAQs

     

    Past Speakers

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    Former Vice President Al Gore Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project
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    Dr. Li Lin Executive Director of Programs, WWF China 
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    Larry Schweiger Former President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation
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    Atossa Soltani Founder and Executive Director, Amazon Watch
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    Loren Legarda Senator, Republic of the Philippines
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    Carlos Zegarra Executive Director, Sachamama
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    Wang Shi Founder and Chairman of Vanke Co., Ltd
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    Katharine Hayhoe Associate Professor for the Departmentof Political Science; Director of the Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University
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    Vanessa Hauc Journalist, Telemundo Network
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    Dr. Robin Gunning Principal Research Scientist, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries
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    Merran Smith Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada
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    Ajay Mathur Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, India

    WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING ABOUT THE TRAINING

    JILL MACINTYRE WITT

    “This training provides the groundwork for sharing the facts and educating others about the climate crisis in a respectable, fun, digestible, and educational way . . . It leaves you with a sense of hope.”

    JACKIE PASSO

    “Wanting to make a difference is one thing. Knowing how and having the skills to really pull it off is another. That's why training to become a Climate Reality Leader was an inspiring moment for me.”

    TODD BARSANTI

    “What impressed me most about the training is that from word one, the emphasis was on human connections.”

    ABOUT

    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 spreading awareness of the climate crisis and working for solutions to the greatest challenge of our time.

    The program takes great leaders and makes them exceptional, providing training in climate science, communications, and organizing to better tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to act. The result is a dynamic group of world-changers shaping the conversation on climate everywhere from family dinners to international summits and building a twenty-first century movement for solutions.

    FAQs
    The reality we now face implores us to act. - Al Gore Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project