Shannon ready to tackle Climate Change

GLOUCESTER High year 11 student Shannon Baker is already planning her next move after attending Al Gore’s Climate Reality leadership core training seminar in Melbourne last month.

Al Gore speaks at the Climate Reality leadership seminar in Melbourne last month. Pic courtesy of James Thomas Photography.

Al Gore speaks at the Climate Reality leadership seminar in Melbourne last month. Pic courtesy of James Thomas Photography.

Miss Baker and Gloucester High teacher Judith Pickett both came away from the seminar inspired to do their bit to help tackle climate change.

“The conference was excellent. Both Shannon and I came away inspired. Al Gore is an exceptional speaker,” Ms Pickett said.

“Our next step is to share what we learned with others. Shannon would like to work with the local primary schools and I am planning a seminar at the Tom Farrell Institute at Newcastle University.”

The three-day training course in Melbourne aimed to equip trainees with everything they require to be highly effective climate messengers in their community, spreading the word about the local and global impacts of climate change.

Those present enjoyed talks from Climate Reality Project chairman and former US vice president Al Gore as well as a group of world-class scientists, strategists, communicators and technical specialists about the science of climate change and what its impacts are costing communities across the nation.

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