Early in August, several ICA colleagues attended Al Gore's three-day Climate Reality Leadership Training in downtown Chicago. The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is 'dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis.' The projects mission is to 'forge an unwavering bedrock of impassioned support necessary for urgent action' and believes that 'with that foundation, together we will ignite the moral courage in our leaders to solve the climate crisis.'
Marti Roach, a ToP trainer attended the training from the San Francisco Bay area, and informed other global climate leaders about the option to stay at ICA-USA's GreenRise Uptown building. Nearly 30 people from Nepal, Pakistan, Liberia, Vietnam, Mexico and from across the USA stayed on the 8th Floor before, during and after the training.
ICA Colleague, Pamela Bergdall, remarked that the conference "required I commit to actively working on something tangible towards climate change awareness this year... It forced me get started on work that I had been thinking about doing for a long time." Other ICA colleagues in attendance included Jennifer Hirsch, Karen Snyder, and Sally Stovall.