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Event – Second Al Gore Training Session Confirmed

Posted in Events, Models by Ferne Edwards on June 13th, 2007

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has recently confirmed that Al Gore will be returning to Australia in September to conduct a second training session for climate change presenters. Read below for more information or visit the ACF website. The deadline for applications is 13 July.

The Climate Project – Australia, Al Gores climate change leadership program with The Australian Conservation Foundation, is pleased to announce former US Vice President Al Gore will return to Australia to train 170 additional climate change presenters.

Mr Gore will conduct the second training session of The Climate Project – Australia in Melbourne, from 21–23 September. The aim of the training is to educate Australians on the issues and consequences of climate change using the material in Al Gores famous ‘An Inconvenient Truth slide show.

The Climate Project – Australia Manager Angela Rutter said: “It is excellent news that Mr Gore is returning to strengthen the numbers of presenters in Australia. His work and his message have provided the inspiration for much positive change.”

ACF Executive Director Don Henry said: “Climate change is the biggest crisis we face. Australians want to find out what they can do and what we as a nation should be doing. This new training session by Al Gore will inform and inspire many more people to take action.”

One of the Climate Project volunteer presenters and general manager of MECU Limited Rowan Dowland said: “Being a climate change presenter has changed my life. I feel I am part of the solution and not the problem. People are surprised to learn they can help stop dangerous climate change and that those solutions can represent such significant opportunity for business.”

To date, the 84 presenters from the inaugural The Climate Project – Australia training session have presented 693 presentations to at least 40,000 people.

Once trained, presenters agree to deliver their version of Al Gores now famous slide show presentation 10 times over the period of one year.

The Climate Project originated in Mr Gores home town of Nashville, Tennessee, where he has trained 1,000 presenters. In April, 2007 Mr Gore trained 170 people in the UK to deliver his presentation on global warming.

The only way to make an application for the September 2007 Melbourne training session of The Climate Project – Australia is online. Apply at . Applications will close 13 July 2007.

The training session will be carbon neutral.

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