Education and outreach are at the heart of the Climate Reality Project. Our members come from all generations and walks of life, and have experience speaking about the climate crisis with neighbors, community groups, businesses, congregants, elected officials, students, activists, educators and other gatherings.
In addition, we organize our members around civic actions to address climate change mitigation and adaption, working with other organizations. Our current priorities include:
Starting the climate conversation
Climate change is affecting every ecosystem and community. But it’s not too late to take action – and we can show you how. Our presenters trained as Climate Reality leaders by Al Gore. We come from a variety of backgrounds and customize our presentations for your audience.
Least Developed Countries Fund
Helping vulnerable communities respond to climate change
We're working with Oxfam America and others to pass state legislation that would allow taxpayers to voluntarily contribute to a United Nations fund that helps the countries most vulnerable to a changing climate respond.
Teaching climate change in elementary and high schools
Did you know Italy will now require public schools to teach climate change and sustainability? Our group of educators is working to help K-12 teachers in Massachusetts develop their own climate-aware curricula and lesson plans.
Find a Speaker
Interested in a speaker on the climate crisis? Here are just a few of the speakers we have available. You can request a speaker on the Climate Reality Project's Reality Hub, or contact us with more information about your request and we’ll find the right speaker for you. (Note that we do not charge for speakers.)
Keith was one of the first 50 climate leaders trained by former Vice President Al Gore in September 2006, and has mentored at Climate Reality Project trainings since 2007. He is a retired Massachusetts municipal manager, and a past president of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
Caitlin is the Brand + Communication Manager for Climate Neutral, a non-profit organization helping brands measure, reduce and offset their carbon emissions. Caitlin trained with the Climate Reality Project in 2017.
Joshua is an entrepreneur and speaker who is the Founder and President of ReVenture and the Founder & Chairman of the Building Brighter Foundation. He trained with the Climate Reality Project in 2015 and received the Green Ring Award from former Vice President Gore in 2017.
Larry is a communications consultant and serves on Somerville's Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change. He is former Managing Director of Kite Global Advisors and Executive Editor of Strategy+Business. Larry trained with the Climate Reality Project in 2017.
Private briefing at the State House in February 2018
We are the Boston Metro chapter of the Climate Reality Project, a non-partisan organization founded by Al Gore to encourage civic action against climate change. We work in coalitions with other organizations, including Oxfam America, Gas Leaks Allies and the Mass Power Forward coalition.