The climate leader training which was held from July 30 to August 1, 2013 in Chicago has been ended successfully. More than 1250 participants from 50 US States and 70 countries attended the training hosted by The Alliance for Climate Protection, part of the Climate Reality Project, a U.S. non- profit, public charity founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The Climate Reality Project’s mission is to reveal the complete truth about the climate crisis in a way that ignites the moral courage in each of the trainees.
The purpose of the training event was to train 500+ climate leaders to join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps program. Through this program, community leaders were equipped with the knowledge and tools they need to spread the message about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis. Trainees at the training event were addressed by former Vice President of the United States Al Gore.
Presentations on different climate topics
During the training different presentations were held. Presentations about storytelling for change, the climate reality project, the power of persuasion, scoring the story: adding impact to narratives, the reality of climate crisis and its solutions, the carbon conservation, a look at the climate reality projects 2013, the Carbon Conservation and spread the word: using social media to inspire action.
On the first day during the presentation of storytelling for change Jonath Sachs, co-founder and CEO of the Climate Reality Project told his audience changing minds takes more than a reason. ＂It needs a story. Stories reach out and tough people , compel actions and foster change.＂ The participants learned to craft powerful personal narratives in order to build relationships, engage audiences and effect change.