Al Gore is stepping up his efforts to train an army of climate change activists.
The Climate Project, the grassroots activist group Gore started in 2006, today announced it will gather several thousand volunteers in Nashville this May to prepare a new push to persuade lawmakers to pass significant climate legislation this year. The group will also hold training summits in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, with plans for a training meeting in Beijing in the near future.
Project Executive Director Jenny Clad announced the plans in a State of the Organization address today. “Our organization is ready to embark on a new era of advocacy and activism,” she said. “Now we are challenging you to take action. It is time to become more vocal in your communities to engage others to join our movement and to emphatically advocate our message to elected officials and business leaders to make the changes we need to solve this crisis.”
The push is designed to strengthen lobbying in time for the international climate meeting in Copenhagen this December. The activists who will gather in Nashville are people who have been trained by Gore to give the presentation on climate change made famous in the 2006 film, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Here’s the announcement straight from the Goracle: