This week, our executive director Matthew flew to Los Angeles to represent Ignition Green at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Los Angeles! With over 2200 attendees from over 50 countries, the training is the largest-ever event organized by The Climate Reality Project. Here, Matthew was trained and certified to be a Climate Reality Leader, pledging to perform 10 acts of climate leadership (public presentations, seminars, workshops, and more) per year.
A Movement for Change
“The experience was breathtaking,” Matthew remarks. “I learned so much about how to communicate climate change to others and build a movement in my own community, and I can’t wait to take this knowledge back home and use it.”
“The thing I enjoyed most, though, was being able to connect with young activists from across the world, bounce ideas off of one another, and work together to create real change. The future is ours, and we’re leading the fight to create a brighter one!”
With the conclusion of this training, Matthew and his friends join nearly 15,200 other Climate Reality Leaders spreading climate hope, confronting denial, and fighting for solutions at every level, from street corners to the nation’s capital.
The Climate Reality Project
The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to catalyzing a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. Do you want to help make a sustainable future our reality? Read more about The Climate Reality Project at https://www.climaterealityproject.org/.
Left: Matthew poses with the Climate Reality motto.
Right: The Climate Reality Leaders gather for a group picture. The crowd was far too large for the camera to take in!
Featured image: Matthew (far right) with fellow young climate activists and newly-certified Climate Reality Leaders from across the world.