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    Local resident trained by Al Gore on Climate Change
    October 16, 2015 7:30 am  
    Local resident trained by Al Gore on Climate Change

    Melissa Griffiths Parrott, a Sayville Resident, is the first person in Suffolk County to become part of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.

    She recently attended training by Al Gore in Miami Florida and now joins over 5,000 other Climate Leaders from around the world in presenting new information on climate change to the public.

    Ms. Griffiths Parrott was accompanied by over 1,200 delegates from 39 countries on September 28th to receive training from Mr. Gore and the Climate Reality team and develop the necessary skills to bring an understanding of the climate crisis to the world. Ms. Griffiths Parrott was thankful at the opportunity to meet Mr. Gore, stating, “His passion, commitment and persuasiveness to change the world is more than admirable, it’s life changing. I’m grateful for the opportunity to make a difference and be taught the most up to date information to make this real- and to help be a part of the process for necessary and immediate change”

    Ms. Griffiths Parrott is available to present Al Gore’s Climate Reality message by requesting a presentation through the Climate Reality website (http://presenters.climaterealityproject.org/).

    • More information on the Climate Reality Project is available here: www.ClimateRealityProject.org

    About Melissa Griffiths Parrott
    Melissa Griffiths Parrott has been in the Environmental Education field for over 17 years. After graduating from California State University Long Beach, she worked with El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach California and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, as well as Sweetbrier Nature Center in Smithtown, New York. Melissa is the former Director of Environmental Education for the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She worked directly with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and the Secretary of Environmental Affairs and the Department of Education Commissioner on incorporating environmental education, particularly biodiversity- into the State learning standards. She attended Harvard University for Environmental Policy and is pursuing a professional certificate in Environmental Communication at Duke University’s Environmental Leadership Program through the Nicholas School of the Environment. Melissa is currently the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission and heads such efforts as “A Day in the Life” programs of the Carmans River, Connetquot River, Nissequogue River and the Peconic Estuary, Pine Barrens Research Forum’s Student Science Symposium, International Twinning Student Science Exchange with Pisa Italy, Pine Barrens Discovery Day, Barrens to Bay summer camp and k-12 environmental programming.

    About the Climate Reality Project
    The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. It employs cutting-edge communications and grassroots engagement tools to break the dam of inaction and raise the profile of the climate crisis to its proper state of urgency. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of Climate Leaders trained by Chairman Al Gore, the Climate Reality team stands up to denial, presses for solutions, and realityhub.climaterealityproject.org

    Contact: Melissa Griffiths Parrott (631) 655-4688 or melissa_horak@yahoo.com

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