Social Action LA – A presentation on Climate Change

At Eagle Rock this Saturday morning (9/16, 10 AM – 12 PM), Shambhala Social Action LA is proud to be hosting the first of a series of informational gatherings on issues we all care about. In conjunction with this weekend’s Boulder Shambhala Conference on Climate Change, join us for a unique opportunity to examine the subject on both a global and local level.

Having completed training under former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to serve as a volunteer Climate Reality Leader, Shambhala Los Angeles member David Tillinghast will be giving the same presentation that Al Gore gives as he travels the world. It will contain the most current information available regarding the state of climate change across the planet, and the tools we are developing to create a future in which all life cannot just survive, but thrive.

As the director of the Audubon Center at Debs Park, Shambhala Sangha member Marcos Trinidad will be briefing us not only on the center’s mission to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the nature world, but the challenges climate change poses to Los Angeles’ unique urban environment.

There will also be a contemplative aspect to the morning as we introduce a practice – provided by Acharya Emily Bower – that will help us build a stronger connection between meditation on the cushion and action in the world.

Family and friends most welcome.  So we have some idea of numbers, if you plan to attend, please register here.

See you there!
Chris B. & Jason Elias

Social Action LA

 

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David Tillinghast is a Faculty Director, Track Leader, and Associate Professor within the Illustration department at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, a recognized global leader in art and design education. His association with ArtCenter’s Designmatters social impact department, and its unique status as an NGO (Non Governmental Organization), has led to his involvement in a number of unique community and global projects. These include Uncool: The Anti-Gun Violence Project, which produced a series of award-winning children’s books that were adopted into local libraries; attending the United Nations as a delegate supporting a student rebranding campaign of the Millennium Development Goals; and participating in classes and conferences committed to reimagining the future of sustainable mobility design. In March of 2017, he completed training under former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to serve as a volunteer Climate Reality Leader, joining over ten thousand other volunteer leaders from over 135 countries, dedicated to reaching out to their communities, and informing others about the global climate crisis and its very real and viable solutions.

The Presentation
Climate Reality Leaders are given access to the same presentations that Al Gore gives as he travels the world, and this presentation will be updated with the most current information available regarding the state of climate change across the planet, and the tools we are developing to create a future in which all life can not just survive, but thrive.

Climate Reality Project

The Climate Reality Project
Founded and chaired by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to catalyzing a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a global network of over 10,000 activists working to educate and empower communities worldwide to take action on climate change. The program selects citizens through an application process and trains them with the goal of becoming exceptional leaders, providing the training in climate science, communications, and organizing to tell the story of climate change and inspire communities everywhere to take action. The Climate Reality Project operates this program through its US offices and 10 international branches in Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Central Europe, and Brazil.

www.ClimateRealityProject.org
 

Marcos Trinidad Eastsider LA

Marcos Trinidad. Photo by Brenda Reed/ Courtesy of Eastsider LA

Marcos Trinidad has been at the Audubon Center at Debs Park for nearly two years, and during that time has nurtured a growing community of volunteers, youth, and community organizations; implemented a facility and grounds improvement plan; and partnered with the National Parks Service to establish the only native plant nursery in northeast Los Angeles. Born and raised in Northeast LA, Marcos has deep roots in the community. Prior to coming to Debs, he served as Director of Audubon Youth Environmental Stewards (a program of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society), where he engaged and inspired community members to connect to nature and their community through restoration and volunteer science projects. He has also spent time as a Biology Technician for the U.S. Forest Service and an Urban Forester for organizations such as Northeast Trees and TreePeople. Marcos’ formal education is in geology and anthropology.

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