Al Gore Training Project Taps Local Instructor as Global Warming Messenger
08 Feb 2007 20:08 GMT
Oklahoma City resident Joel Baker has recently completed a rigorous training program led by former Vice President Al Gore to spread the message about the threat of and solutions to global warming. Joel Baker, of Oklahoma City, recently participated in a training program led by the former Vice President and noted environmental activist. Baker has a new web site and is available for presentations about global warming. Oklahoma City resident Joel Baker has recently completed a rigorous training program led by former Vice President Al Gore to spread the message about the threat of and solutions to global warming. "Joel is an outstanding example of the millions of Americans who have been energized by the call to action on the climate crisis,” said Gore. “We are so pleased that he has made a serious commitment to this challenge by coming to Nashville to become part of this unprecedented grassroots effort.” “Mr. Baker will be spending the next year making presentations in and around Oklahoma City, discussing how individuals and businesses, schools, and other organizations can be a major part of the solution to the growing crisis of global warming,” continued Gore. Joel Baker was part of a select group of individuals chosen to receive this important training Jan 4-6. Each trainee took part in an intensive tutorial about issues surrounding global warming, led by Gore and a team of renowned scientists and environmental educators. In addition, each received technical training to become experienced presenters of a version of Gore’s computer-based slide show, which became the basis of his best-selling book and documentary film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Mr. Baker has been hard at work setting up his website http://www.climatecrisisokc.com to help people in the OKC area educate themselves, find answers to questions, read newsletters, and even communicate with him about scheduling a presentation for their group or school.