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Good News: Climate Reality Project

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Raised by 7 people in 21 months

Friends,

I'm honored to have been trained as a Climate Leader in Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Leadership Training program earlier this year.  It was an incredible opportunity to spend three days of intensive, hands-on training from Vice President Gore himself to carry the message he highlighted in his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and before that in his book, Earth in the Balance.

Since the training, I've been giving presentations throughout Colorado -- Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Idaho Springs, Crestone -- and I'm eager to reach more people with this vitally important message, including out-of-state and across the country, whenever feasible.

My work with the Climate Reality Project is volunteer work, and as I've taken on ambitious goals of bringing this presentation wherever there's interest, I am incurring some modest expenses for travel around Colorado, preparing and printing materials, and providing some equipment to use in the presentations.  (Thanks to John Ahlenious for a big contribution of the use of his projector!)

Any amount you can contribute will be a great help in making it possible for me to continue spreading the word about the need for change, the ability to change, and the grassroots movement to bring about that change.  

I look forward to being able to bring Al Gore's Climate Reality Project presentation to groups big and small in Denver, throughout Colorado, in Baltimore (where I grew up), and wherever I can beyond my home states.

Whether you can donate or not, please keep in touch about scheduling a presentation for any group you're affiliated with that you think might be interested -- school, neighborhood, volunteer group, community forum, political meetings, etc.

Thanks for your support, and a special thanks for taking action to help educate people about our environment and to help stop the threat of climate change.

Take care,

Owen
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Hitting the road with Al Gore's Climate Change presentation. Crestone, Coloorado today -- also Colorado Springs, Idaho Springs, Steamboat Springs, Boulder, Denver, and more. Towns with "Springs" always a priority!

If you can chip in to help on this volunteer effort, it will help defray travel costs (mostly gas) and expenses for materials and equiptment.

Thanks for all your support -- and please contact me about bringing The Good News from The Climate Reality Project to your community!

Owen
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P.S. It's been about 15 degrees warmer than the average in Phoenix for this time of year -- upper-80s instead of mid-70s. Expecting 90s all this week.
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I wrapped up the three-day training with Al Gore last Saturday and had to leave straight for the airport to get back to work in Arizona through the end of March. Sorry I haven't had a chance to add more updates. The three days were phenomenal, and I'll be talking much more about them on my website at owenperkins.org and through my newsletter.

It was an incredibly full three days of training, generally 10 or 11 hours a day. Gore was incredibly hands-on and incredibly helpful in getting us prepped to give presentations on the climate crisis.

I met so many good leaders from around the world. Lots of people from Colorado also, and we're already working furiously to launch 100% renewable energy initiatives for cities throughout the state -- following the lead of places like Boulder and Pueblo and Colorado State University -- , to organize for the March for Science and the Climate march in D.C., Denver, and other Colorado locales, and to start giving presentations wherever there are people ready to learn.

I'll stop using this space for updates and move to the website and newsletter, but I want to thank once more those who contributed to help make this experience possible for me -- including Diane, who was a tremendous help by whisking me off the airport and by giving my mom a roundtrip tour so we could have a little time together in the midst of a whirlwind week.

Please let me know if you want to get involved in environmental issues locally, nationally, and globally -- and let me know if I can bring a presentation to your community, however small or strange!

Take care, and talk to you soon,

Owen
Day 3 of a 3-day training with Al Gore
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Representatives of schools, cities, and businesses were recognized by Al Gore today for pledging g to get 100% of their electricity from renewable resources: Colorado State University, Cities of Moab, Boulder, and Park City, and Ski Butlers.

Who's next?
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I wish I could attend Al Gore's leadership workshop. I can count on you to leverage it! - your old neighbor Casey

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