Palmer Trinity Members Invited To Attend Al Gore's Climate Reality Training
Miami, FL (October 8, 2015)
– Three members of the Palmer Trinity School (PTS) community including parent Jenny May Arias, eleventh-grade student Delaney Reynolds, and science teacher Dr. Leopoldo Llinas were recently selected to attend the Climate Reality Leadership Corps event hosted by the environmental nonprofit organization, Climate Reality Project.
Nobel Laureate, former U.S. Vice President and founder of the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore, opened the event. He addressed 750 guests in attendance at the three-day training event held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami, which included a global network of leaders committed to solving the climate crisis.
The event featured presentations and panels from experts on the science behind the climate crisis, as well as their experiences educating and engaging diverse networks and communities. They also brought to light local efforts to deal with the issue.
An environmental leader in the local community, Jenny Arias May
, is the founder of TREEmendous Miami
, a group of dedicated local volunteers that build community pride by planting, promoting and preserving trees in Miami-Dade County. May is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for Dream in Green
, a local non-profit that partners with 280 schools and addresses climate change and other environmental challenges facing local and global communities. Delaney Reynolds
, a junior at Palmer Trinity, was one of the youngest participants at the Climate Reality training. An outspoken activist on climate change, Delaney is the founder of The Sink or Swim Project
educating the community on rising sea levels. She is also a member of The CLEO Institute
’s Youth Forum. Dr. Leopoldo Llinas
is Director of Environmental Stewardship at Palmer Trinity. The School works to engage the entire community in implementing innovative and economically-viable solutions that build a healthier, more sustainable campus.
About The Climate Reality Leadership Corps:
The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Miami, Florida, held September 28-30, brought together a select group of individuals committed to addressing the impacts of climate change and implementing the solutions that will define us to future generations. This training was an opportunity to join a global network of leaders committed to solving the climate crisis. For more information about the event, visit www.climaterealitytraining.org/florida/
.About Palmer Trinity School:
Palmer Trinity School—a coeducational, Episcopal day school—provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that integrates knowledge, compassion and social responsibility, an essential goal of the school’s mission. Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For more information about the school, visit www.palmertrinity.org
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Jenny May Arias; Delaney Reynolds; Philippe Cousteau, CEO and President of EarthEcho International; and Leopoldo Llinas