This week we wanted to introduce you to an amazing young man, Alec Loorz. We think that your kids, your grandchildren, nieces or nephews, students, and of course you, would be “blown away” by Alec and by his passion and his commitment to fight against global warming. Alec has an important message for the US Senate and for the President that he will personally deliver in less than two weeks, with the help of Senator Barbara Boxer, the Chair of the Committee for Energy and Public Works. Alec is also asking for your help in getting his Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels signed by as many young people as he can, so he can take the Declaration with him to Washington, the goal is 350,000 signatures!
Check out Alec’s videos on YouTube with your kids. Send your kids to the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) website, to sign the Declaration – remember you need to be under 25 to sign! Your kids can also make themselves a star of a new music video “Crush Global Warming”, launched on November 4th on the ACE website www.acespace.org. Your kids will find it total awesome! The site allows them “to put themselves” in the video and then send the video to all their friends to see! It is really cool!! If your kids are in middle school, high school, or college, they should love it!! Remember this info is “time sensitive. ” Alec needs your signatures by next Friday, as he will be going to Washington on November 15th. Please forward this page to all the parents you know so that they can talk to their kids today about Alec and his fight against global warming!
FYI, Alec is a fellow Climate Project Presenter, the youngest person ever “trained” directly by Mr. Gore. Alec has been doing presentations on Global Warming for almost three years and he is only 15 years old. He applied to be a trainer with the Climate Project when he was 12 but was turned down because of his age. Did that stop Alec? No way! He started doing his own presentations. Alec took part in a Climate Project training in October 2008 and has spoken to thousands of individuals around the country and around the world. Alec lives in California and has done “amazing things” to bring attention to the critical issue of global warming in his own community and across the country. With his mom Victoria, Alec has founded the organization, Kids Vs Global Warming. Alec wants to make sure his voice is heard by our politicians, as they debate the Climate Change bill before the Senate and come to terms with what the US involvement in Copenhagen will be (see our new blog post In the News, on the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference).
Please forward this page to all the parents in your life! Check out Alec’s petition at www.acespace.org with your kids, nieces or nephews, grandchildren or students. Let’s show our government and the world that not only do our kids care about what’s happening to the world around them, but that we care too!
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