Young people have a unique source of moral authority on this issue because they are going to live with the consequences of what we do or fail to do.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 20, 2010
Young people who are ready to make a difference in the climate change movement have a unique opportunity this summer to learn from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. Inconvenient Youth will invite five teens to take part in The Climate Project’s upcoming Our Choice training to be held in Nashville, Tennessee June 26th-28th.
Interested teens can visit the Inconvenient Youth website, http://www.inconvenientyouth.org, between now and May 28th to complete an online application. Selected trainees will be personally taught by Vice President Gore to become Presenters for The Climate Project. Presenters will deliver a new slideshow to their local communities based on Mr. Gore’s latest book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.
“Inconvenient Youth offers a strong platform for youth to play a direct role in helping to solve the climate crisis. Young people have a unique source of moral authority on this issue because they are going to live with the consequences of what we do or fail to do,” said Gore.
Launched on Earth Day of this year, Inconvenient Youth is the new teen initiative of The Climate Project, a program of the Alliance for Climate Protection. It is an online community where teens can post their ideas and actions to combat the harmful effects of climate change as well as meet and coordinate with other interested teens. Since the initiative began, the reaction from the teenage population has been enthusiastic.
“We’re excited to see the response from teens all over the world,” said Sam Davidson, Inconvenient Youth Manager. “It’s clear – both from the volume of applications and the number of interactions on our site – that teenagers care about this issue and want to act on it now.”
Inconvenient Youth began as an effort by Mary Doerr, a 16-year-old Presenter for The Climate Project, who wanted to connect her age group with the urgency of taking action on climate change. Mary’s work centered on adapting The Climate Project slideshow for a youth audience and touring the country to deliver a customized youth talk to students.
Press inquiries: Carrie Criado, 615-327-7577, firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Alliance for Climate Protection
The Alliance for Climate Protection (http://www.climateprotect.org) was founded in 2006 by Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. With more than five million members and supporters worldwide, the Alliance is a unique nonprofit, non-partisan organization that is committed to educating the global community about the urgency of implementing comprehensive solutions to the climate crisis.
About The Climate Project
The Climate Project (http://www.theclimateproject.org), Al Gore’s climate change leadership program, is part of the Alliance for Climate Protection. TCP’s mission is to educate the public about the harmful effects of climate change and to work toward solutions at a grassroots level worldwide. Official TCP branches are located in the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Spain, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Mexico.
About Inconvenient Youth
Inconvenient Youth (http://www.inconvenientyouth.org), an initiative of The Climate Project, is founded upon the belief that young people can be leaders in solving the climate crisis. Inconvenient Youth organizes and empowers teens to address climate change through engagement and leadership opportunities.