Dear readers, today I am writing to ask for your assistance. As you know, I’m pretty passionate about sustainable living and talking to people about the issues we’re facing in terms of the health of our environment. And one thing that really gets my freak on is climate change. I’m not exaggerating when I say I lie in bed wondering when the governments of this world are going to wake up and realise we need to act, fast. In these dark hours I wish there was more I could do.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Wondering what my next move should be. Then BOOM into my inbox pops an email about the Climate Reality Project. Do I want to train with Al Gore to become a Climate Reality Leader? Ah, yes please!
Good news, friends. I have been accepted into the training, which takes place in Melbourne in just a few weeks. All I need to do is raise the funds to get there. I need flights, accommodation, transfers and care for my kids as we have no family nearby. I am an ordinary person and I want to do an extraordinary thing.
Which is where you come in. I have set up a fundraising page here for individuals and businesses to contribute. Every cent is received with enormous gratitude. In fact, at the time of writing, my first two donations have actually brought me to tears! I am also reaching out to businesses that care about the climate so if you own a business, or know someone who does, please ask them to consider one of the sponsorship packages.
The Climate Reality Project
Founded and chaired by Mr Inconvenient Truth himself, the Climate Reality Project seeks to unleash a global movement where real people demand action on climate change. The wheels of government move slowly, but a groundswell can happen overnight, and once it does, there’s no stopping it. What can individuals achieve? Watch the video below to remind yourself that we ordinary people can change the world.
By training as a Climate Reality Leader, I agree to reach out to my community, which includes you guys. I will be on radio, in schools, talking to community groups and, of course, writing here about climate change. Help me become a Climate Reality Leader, donate here or spread the word by sharing my fundraising page with your networks. Here’s the link: http://www.gofundme.com/9hr5d8