In August 2023, the Climate Hope Team joined the Seoul Leadership Training hosted by The Climate Reality Project in South Korea.
The Climate Reality Project (CRP) is a nonprofit organization founded by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, focused on educating the public about the science of climate change and advocating for solutions to address the global climate crisis. CRP works to mobilize individuals, communities, and governments to take action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a more sustainable and resilient future.
One of the notable initiatives of CRP is the "Climate Reality Leadership Corps," which trains individuals from around the world to become climate leaders and advocates in their communities. These leaders are equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively communicate about climate change and inspire action.
One of the greatest things in life is to be allied with people in a common mission. It was an honor to join former Vice President Al Gore this weekend in South Korea where nearly 900 students, educators, civic and government leaders came together, allied in one of the greatest missions that humans have ever had - defeating climate change.
The effects of climate change are as evident in South Korea as they are in the United States. Flooding, heatwaves and wildfires are increasingly severe and frequent. Just as Washington state is taking the necessary steps to give people more options to power their homes, offices and vehicles without fossil fuels, several leaders in South Korea strive to do the same. We have much to learn from one another in this global fight for our future. It’s heartening to know we’re in this together.
Alma and Kyra danced to Jung Kook's "Seven" highlighting seven actions to take for the climate, and we're so excited that this dance was also featured on Climate Reality Project's reel recap of the training! You can watch it here.