Greetings from San Francisco!This isn’t any trip to San Francisco. True, I want to see the Mission murals, eat a Mission burrito and plan a mission to Alcatraz. But my real mission – which I’ve chosen to accept – is to train with Nobel Laureate and Former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore.In conjunction with his organization, The Climate Reality Project, I and several hundred other eco-minded individuals, will be trained to give the slideshow presentation Mr. Gore gave in the Academy Award-winning movie, “An Inconvenient Truth.”That's the film that inspired this blog, so to come full circle, where I will be the one actually giving the slide show, is more surreal than San Francisco's murals.
The slide show is meant to bring the facts about climate change to people in order to ignite action. The objective is to get the conversation going. In the words of The Climate Reality Project: “The climate crisis is real and we know how to solve it.”What does that mean to me? Watch out world…this blog is about to explode!Thanks to Facebook, I’ve already been able to connect with some of my fellow trainees. People are attending from literally all over the world and I get to meet them today!
The Climate Reality Project has chosen me, along with four others, to live tweet on my experience during the training.
I couldn't be more excited about my Mission: Possible! So stay tuned…this blog will self-destruct in 5 seconds.You can follow my live tweets on @MeredithForbes and @ClimateReality from Tuesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 23.