Score another one for "An Inconvenient Truth." The founders of Cool the Earth, a group that does climate education in the San Fransisco Bay Area, started the project after being inspired by Al Gore's hit film. Now Cool the Earth is partnering with Gore's Climate Project to grow their influence and reach even more young people with their green message.Says Cool the Earth:
"We are excited to partner with this prestigious organization in our fight against global warming," says Carleen Cullen, co-founder and executive director of Cool The Earth. "Our school-based program offers families easy-to-take actions to decrease energy consumption and increases civic engagement in climate change solutions. Coupled with The Climate Project's message, we feel our program has the potential to serve as a catalyst for turning communities across the country into more energy-efficient and energy-conscious consumers."
Cool the Earth is already in 150 schools and youth groups throughout the Bay Area. They hope to now expand to reach "250 schools, 100,000 students, and 200,000 parents over the 2009-2010 school year." They also work with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, the Bay Area Air Quality Management Board, Marin Community Foundation, Safe Routes to School, Marin Conservation Corps, Strategic Energy Innovations, Marin Municipal Water District, and PG&E.;
Make sure you check out Cool the Earth's cool carbon calculator on their homepage.