Photo: The new Canadian Climate Leaders, at the August 2012 training
On August 23rd, 2012, 104 Canadians graduated from Nobel Laureate Al Gore's Climate Leadership Corps after having taken part in a formal three day training. The Canadian delegation joined over 800 new trainees from over 20 countries, on August 21-23, in San Francisco, California.
The participants represented a wide range of backgrounds and ages and included students, lawyers, university professors, business leaders, environmental consultants, engineers, professionals from diverse sectors, and climate scientists. The majority of the trainees had already demonstrated an exceptional involvement in local and international initiatives on climate change.
The training allows the Climate Reality Canada to extend its reach and raise awareness among more Canadians on climate change issues. It also better equips the organization to advise small and medium enterprises on how they can strengthen their efforts to the fight against climate change since many of the new graduates have a vast range of management experience.
Hosted by Mr. Gore himself, the training was a huge success and was made possible through the generous support of Climate Reality Canada's partners including, the Government of Quebec, Desjardins General Insurance, CN, BLJC, the Bank of Development of Canada and the Conférence des élus of Montreal.
Newly trained presenters, in addition to the over 350 previously trained presenters, are excited about the prospect of reaching even more Canadians through free presentations across Canada. Individual presenters can be requested to deliver free presentations by filling out a simple request form.