“Essentially it provides people the opportunity to give presentations that are an updated version of Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ for which he won the 2007 Nobel Peace prize. These trainings are held around the world, and they allow people to bring the science behind global warming back to their community and educate,” Vitoff said.
When Eden Vitoff begins his senior year at Edwardsville High School this fall, he will have the tools to make a difference in his community and possibly the world. The teenager, who also happens to be the president of the EHS Environmental Club as well as an officer in the recently formed Illinois Youth Environmental Network, spent the past few days in Canada attending The Climate Reality Project training in order to host presentations locally about the effects of global warming.
“The cool thing about the training is that I will be able to give presentations for the rest of my life,” Vitoff added.
Within a year of completing the Climate Reality Leadership Corp’s training, Vitoff will be required to perform 10 “Acts of Leadership.” Although most “Acts of Leadership” will be in the form of a presentation that either Vitoff arranges locally himself or via requests that come through The Climate Reality Project’s national organization, other “Acts of Leadership” can include writing a blog, writing a letter to the editor, organizing a film screening, organizing a climate change-related campaign, meeting with government leaders, or organizing a day of action.
is going to be the last chance for meaningful legislation to be passed. So it’s a big deal.”