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    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 taking on the climate crisis and solving what is far and away the greatest challenge of our time.

    The program takes great leaders and makes them exceptional, providing the training in climate science, communications, and organizing to tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action. The result is a dynamic group of world-changers shaping the conversation on climate in forums from family dinners to international summits and building a 21st-century movement for solutions.

    To find out about the next Climate Reality Leader Training visit http://www.climaterealitytraining.org/brazil/

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    Today, over 6,000 trained Climate Reality Leaders are working in more than 100 countries to educate and empower their communities to take action on climate change.

    The Climate Reality Leadership Corps has held 25 trainings since 2007 in locations across the globe. In 2013, we held trainings in Chicago and Istanbul. This year, we’ll train new Climate Reality Leaders at events in South Africa, Australia and Brazil.

    The Climate Reality Project operates the program through its U.S. offices and nine international branches in Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

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    Help us solve the climate crisis. Believe in the power of your own voice. - Al Gore Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project

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    Acts of Leadership

    Climate Reality Leaders undertake Acts of Leadership every day to spread the word about the climate crisis and the need to find solutions. These Acts of Leadership come in a variety of forms, including:

    • Presenting former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s slideshow adapted from the documentary An Inconvenient Truth
    • Writing letters to the editor in local and national newspapers
    • Creating and sharing blogs
    • Giving press interviews
    • Communicating with government officials
    • Organizing or participating in a day of action

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    What can one man do in the fight against climate change? Climate Reality Leader Diwakar Reddy has gone amazing lengths in order to protect our future generations. Why? As he puts it, "Everyone on the planet has the responsibility to do something about it."

    TRAINING FAQ:

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    Q. How do I apply to attend the upcoming Climate Reality Leadership Corps training?

    A. The next training will take place in Brazil November 4-6. To apply for the Brazil training, click here. If you cannot attend either training, click here to sign up for email updates about future trainings.

    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. During the training, The Climate Reality Project will provide breakfast, lunch, light snacks and all training materials.

    Q. Do you offer scholarships?

    A. Climate Reality does not currently offer scholarships, but attendees in the past have found funding and sponsorship through other organizations, businesses, or community groups. If scholarship money from Climate Reality does become available, we will let you know.

    Q. Can minors attend the training?

    A. If a person under the age of eighteen applies and is accepted to the training, then a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor to the training. Both parties (minor and parent/guardian) must be accepted to 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 they attend the training?

    A. Guests will not be allowed to attend the training sessions. 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 whole training is mandatory.

    Q. What is the address of the training location and where should I stay?

    A. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations at your own expense. We have not yet announced the details for our next trainings. To stay updated on the 2014 trainings, please subscribe to our email updates.

    Q. What are the ten “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 ten “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 film screening, organizing a climate change-related campaign, meeting with local, state or federal leaders and organizing a day of action. Most Acts of Leadership will come from giving presentations, including speaking events you arrange yourself and events arranged for you through requests that come in through Climate Reality. 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 all three days of the training. You can expect the training to begin in the early afternoon on the first day and end in the late afternoon or early evening of the third day. Specific start 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 do not provide remote trainings at this time. 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 a global organization fighting climate change on a global scale, Climate Reality holds trainings across continents so people everywhere can join us in working to solve the climate crisis.

    Climate Reality is aware that the trainings are distant from some attendees’ homes and that event-related air travel is a contributor to CO2 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 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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