By Ann Jarrell, Member, DSC Earth Care Task Force
Exciting News! This June, the Climate Reality Project is coming to Las Vegas to hold an in-person training. The venue has not been announced yet. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2022. Mentoring application coming March 21, 2022. You can find out more information at https://www.climaterealityproject.org/apply/lasvegas.
Highlights from the article include:
Across the US Southwest, people are feeling the effects of the climate crisis. Most noticeably, they’re feeling the heat.
In recent years, summers in the region have become an endless series of record-breaking heat waves. And decades-long droughts are drying out rivers and reservoirs, creating thousand-acre tinderboxes just waiting for the next wildfire. All the while, the most vulnerable among us are suffering the impacts of this crisis first and worst.
But with vast, open desert spaces providing some of the nation’s highest solar potential, the region can also be a major player in helping to power the just transition to a clean energy future.
From June 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Climate Reality Project and former Vice President, Al Gore, will host the 49th Climate Reality Leaderships Corps training for climate activists across the southwest United States.
This two-and-a-half-day free training provides those ready to make a difference with the tools, knowledge, and networks to mobilize communities and drive real action for climate solutions.
The training allows attendees to learn directly from Vice President Gore about how to raise awareness of the climate crisis and inspire people to act.
Additionally, United Methodist Insight notes an article from The Guardian on six ways ordinary people can “do something” about the climate crisis. You might be surprised at what works. The report can be found at https://um-insight.net/in-the-world/disasters-and-climate-change/six-lifestyle-changes-can-help-save-ourselves-and-the-planet/
Lastly, if you wonder how to talk with others about the climate crisis and why people of faith (that’s us!) should do that, read the following book:
- Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katherine Hayhoe