Three members of the Palmer Trinity School (PTS) community including parent Jenny May Arias, 11th grade student Delaney Reynolds, and science teacher Dr. Leopoldo Llinas recently were selected to attend the Climate Reality Leadership Corps event hosted by the environmental nonprofit organization, Climate Reality Project.
Al Gore, Nobel Laureate, former U.S. Vice President and founder of the Climate Reality Project, opened the event. He addressed 750 guests in attendance at the three-day training event held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami, which included a global network of leaders committed to solving the climate crisis.
The event featured presentations and panels from experts on the science behind the climate crisis, as well as their experiences educating and engaging diverse networks and communities. They also brought to light local efforts to deal with the issue.
An environmental leader in the local community, Jenny Arias May is the founder of TREEmendous Miami, a group of dedicated local volunteers that build community pride by planting, promoting and preserving trees in Miami-Dade County. May is also chair of the board of directors for Dream in Green, a local non-profit that partners with 280 schools and addresses climate change and other environmental challenges facing local and global communities.
Delaney Reynolds, a junior at Palmer Trinity, was one of the youngest participants at the Climate Reality training. An outspoken activist on climate change, Reynolds is the founder of the Sink or Swim Project educating the community on rising sea levels. She also is a member of the CLEO Institute’s Youth Forum.
Dr. Leopoldo Llinas is director of Environmental Stewardship at Palmer Trinity. The school works to engage the entire community in implementing innovative and economically viable solutions that build a healthier, more sustainable campus.