Al Gore gives his updated presentation in Houston in “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.” CREDIT: Jensen Walker, Paramount Pictures

Al Gore gives his updated presentation in Houston in “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.” CREDIT: Jensen Walker, Paramount Pictures

Comox Valley climate change authorities co-host climate change webinar with Al Gore

Climate Change often feels overwhelming – or overpriced.

We see the big flashy solutions (solar panels, electric cars, reforming power generation, industry and agriculture), but the most impactful (and highly surprising) solutions can be done at no cost in our own homes and communities.

On Oct. 10-11 Courtenay councillor Will Cole-Hamilton and Comox resident Joan Gillies will join former U.S. vice-president Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project for 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future, a digital and global conversation about the climate crisis and its solutions in communities around the world,

For one full day, Gore and members of Climate Reality’s network of more than 27,000 Climate Reality leaders from 169 countries will lead digital discussions and presentations in communities across the globe, sharing updated, personalized versions of the presentation first made famous by the Academy Award-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

For audiences across the planet, 24 Hours of Reality will be an opportunity to learn how climate change, COVID-19, and structural racism intersect and shape the present moment. Countdown to the Future will also demonstrate actionable solutions for solving the climate and justice crises together to create a truly equitable and sustainable future for all.

As trained Climate Reality leaders, Cole-Hamilton and Gillies will present an online webinar on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. to members of their own community, with the hopes of inspiring future local action. If you want to join their presentation, you can access the presentation at https://bit.ly/3izezqp

Alongside the trained volunteers, Gore will culminate the event with a special presentation and sit down in conversation with activists on the frontlines of the climate and justice crises worldwide.

Those who attend the presentations will have the option to have a tree planted on their behalf through a collaboration between The Climate Reality Project and One Tree Planted.

For more information about this year’s 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future, visit 24hoursofreality.org

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