Election-2011 - The Climate Project Canada Awareness Campaign

Volunteer presenters mobilize to create awareness in the electorate on the challenges of climate change

MONTREAL, April 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the announcement of the 2011 federal elections, The Climate Project Canada launched its "Election-2011 Awareness Campaign" whose objective it is to convey to Canadians the urgency of the climate crises and encourage Canadian citizens to ask their local candidates to place a concrete climate change action plan on their agenda.

A large number of presentations have been scheduled to take place in regions across Canada. As of today, 30 volunteer presenters will offer 92 presentations on climate change in 40 cities during the next four weeks as part of The Climate Project Canada's Election-2011 Awareness Campaign. During the campaign, current registration numbers show that no less than 24 000 citizens will have attended a presentation.

The National Director of the Climate Project Canada, Peter Schiefke, notes that the campaign mirrors the organization's mandate, and thus was a natural step to take. "In creating awareness on the consequences of the climate crisis and on the urgency to take efficient political measures, we hope to motivate Canadians to ask the right questions and to make an enlightened choice the day of the elections", explains Mr. Schiefke.

It is still possible to reserve a presentation from The Climate Project Canada. The organization offers free presentations across the country, in both official languages, given by volunteer presenters who have all been trained by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore himself. To reserve a presentation, requests can be made online at www.climateprojectcanada.org.

About the Climate Project Canada
The Climate Project is a non for profit organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former Vice-President of the United States, Mr. Al Gore, whose mission is to increase public knowledge and understanding on the challenges of climate change. The Climate Project is present in the United States, Australia, India, Spain, Great-Britain, Indonesia, and Canada. The organization comprises over 3,000 volunteers globally, including 350 in Canada, who were all trained by Al Gore to present an adapted of the conference featured in the film An Inconvenient Truth. The volunteer presenters have offered over 50,000 presentations in the world and reached a public of over 7 million people.

For more information, visit: www.climateprojectcanada.org.

SOURCE Climate Project Canada

For further information:

Catherine Orer
Communications Manager, David Suzuki Foundation and Climate Project Canada
Tel: 514.316.4646 x104
Email : catherine.orer@davidsuzuki.org

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