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Jack's trip to Miami for Climate Reality Training workshop

Organized by: Jack Harkins

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Jack's trip to Miami for Climate Reality Training workshop Back in 2006, I vividly remember watching Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" . It changed my life! I was so impressed that I bought 15 copies to send to family and friends. Since then I've attended seminars, bought a Prius, put solar on my roof, started a climate action group at my Fellowship, showed movies, Marched in Washinton, DC to protest the Keystone pipeline, marched across the Charlotte Harbor while 400,000 folks marched in the People Climate walk in NYC, joined our local chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). It turns out that even my decision to eat a plant based diet is one of the best things I can do for the climate!! So in the spring when I saw that Al Gore's Climate Reality Training Corps was offering a 3 day workshop in Miami, I applied (and was accepted) right away. It will be a dream come true to be able to make presentations that mirror the work that Al did in his award winning and prophetic documentary. The workshop is happening at the end of the month (September 28th, 29th and 30th) in a city and state that will be highly impacted as the Seas Rise. This workshop comes at a crucial moment in our history as good Pope Francis reminds us in his June encyclical. It comes several months before the all important UN sponsored climate conference in Paris in December, and it comes about one year before the 2016 presedential election, when our choice for president can make an enormous difference about how we lead (or not) the worldwide movement to save our civilization from the ravages of a runaway climate. So, I'm reaching out to family and friends to support this retired guy on this next phase of my journey. The training and materials themselves are free, but I'm responsible for the travel, hotel and food expenses, which I estimate to be about $500 for parts of 4 days in Miami. So, if you have a few extra dollars to spare, I'd appreciate any help that you can give. If another $500 might come in as well, I could purchase a projector so that my presentations will be of a high quality. I'm required to make at least 10 presentations over the next year, and my plan is to start here in Charlotte County and reach out to local houses of worship, where I see a great untapped potential; but hopefully I can do many more than 10, and to other audiences as well. May we all continue to lower our carbon footprints, and my thanks in advance for any further support you can offer. I thank you and my grandson Levi (and all his generation) thank you, as well! Blessings, Jack

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Donor Comments

Mary W.

Mary W.

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

GEORGE & ALICE

GEORGE & ALICE

DONATION: $50

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. WE'RE PROUD OF YOUR EFFORTS ON INCREASING AWARENESS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 3 years ago

Doug and MaryLou Kennedy

Doug and MaryLou Kennedy

DONATION: $50

Go, Jack! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Happy Birthday Jack! :) 3 years ago

MaryHolly Allison

MaryHolly Allison

3 years ago

Charlie & Vicky Talbert

Charlie & Vicky Talbert

DONATION: $50

Jack, thanks for promoting climate reality. We need a lot of that. 3 years ago

Tom Deuley

Tom Deuley

DONATION: $50

Best to you Jack I continue to get 3 to 5 high level emails on climate, per week and as has been the trend "It's worse than we thought." 3 years ago

Lindsey

Lindsey

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Sharon Whitehill/Jim Meloy

Sharon Whitehill/Jim Meloy

DONATION: $50

Jack, you deserve every penny of support you receive, both on this workshop and for your work in general. AND for being patient with my computer problems! 3 years ago

Cheryl Lee

Cheryl Lee

DONATION: $30

Go, Jack! 3 years ago

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