Well, once again I have applied to be a Climate Project presenter and if successful, I will have the privilege of being trained over 3 days in July by none other than Al Gore. For those who don’t know, his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth shocked me out of the Matrix and into reality! It was responsible for my so called ‘green epiphany’!
Hopefully, my application was a little bit more convincing this time around, and I managed to complete it without too much trouble. I described how the region that I live in is kind of in a ‘70 time warp as far as Climate Change action goes, and that I am just the bloke to spread the message in the Western part of outer Melbourne. I also mentioned my part in getting the sustainable living group up and running and raising awareness about climate change in the local media. One of the conditions is to give 10 presentations to large audiences over the course of a year. No problem for me, because I am used to public speaking to crowds of at least 50 people. Last Thursday night was a breeze, and I really enjoyed talking about climate change and sustainable living. I have had some really great feedback about my presentation, and I have also been approached by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition to talk at their Powershift conference. Not sure of the details, but will find out soon enough.
It would be nice to get a guernsey for the game this time around, but if not this time, I will apply again next year. Wish me luck, and maybe the picture I made will come true! Me and Al, just imagine it.