MISSION co-founder to be trained by Al Gore in Indonesia climate training
December 16, 2010
The selection of Ms Shiela R. Castillo-Tiangco to be trained by former US vice president Al Gore at The Climate Project - Australia Asia Pacific Summit (TCP A-P Summit) in Jakarta on January 8-10, 2011, is a testament to the commitment of the Movement of Imaginals for Sustainable Societies through Initiatives, Organization and Networking (MISSION) to the issue of climate change.
Shiela, an environment and development consultant based in Cebu City, has been selected from hundreds of applications received from all over the Asia Pacific region. Participants will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia to complete a three-day intensive course where they will learn to deliver a version of the slide show from the books An Inconvenient Truth and Our Choice.
It is the first time a TCP training will be held in Indonesia.
For Shiela, everything we do counts in helping Mother Earth, from keeping used plastic bags for future use, making things out of recyclable materials, or voting green.
The A-P Summit will bring together more than 300 people from a broad cross section of society and industries. They will benefit from Mr. Gore’s tutelage and the expertise of a panel of international scientists.
Once trained, Shiela commits to completing 10 activities – to an audience of her choice, over the next 12 months. An activity might be speaking to work colleagues about climate change, delivering a climate change presentation or talking to the media about her role.
“We are extremely proud of Shiela’s achievement and MISSION will support her to ensure she is as effective as possible. As a movement, MISSION is committed to taking real strides to help avoid the worst of the climate crisis”, Nicanor Perlas, Alternative Nobel Prize Awardee and MISSION co-founder, said.
“This training is important to my work as a development consultant, my vocation as a MISSION member and my personal advocacy as a practicing yogini. Most of what I do is geared towards educating for the environment and this opportunity to train will be put to good use”. Shiela said