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Brother Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR, UNO-R Property Administrator, was selected as one of the trainees of The Climate Project Training in China. The training is ongoing from June 9-12, 2010, in Beijing, P.R.C. Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, with the cooperation of Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Project, and the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development is organizing the training session. The event, held with the support of the Chinese government, led by the Ministry of Science and Technology, will see Vice President Gore personally train a cross-section of 300 Chinese citizens and selected participants from other countries (US, Indonesia, UK and the Philippines) who share a commitment to reduce the harmful effects of climate change.

The Beijing event will focus on the science of climate change and provide tools for effective communication about the issue. Those trained will become Presenters for The Climate Project. Presenters deliver an updated version of the slide show featured in the Academy-Award winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. The upcoming training will also be the first to incorporate slides and material from Vice President Gore’s latest book, Our Choice, A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. The training is designed to provide the trainees with tool and resources to help educate and engage their respective communities and regions in solving the climate crisis. For three days, they will undergo training from Al Gore himself.

The Climate Project (TCP), a program of the Alliance for Climate Protection, supports the work of more than 3,000 volunteers in 55 countries around the world. The Climate Project has eight official branches – Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Spain, the U.K. and the United States and with the new training will now add China.

Brother Jakosalem is active in the university’s recycling program and eco-educational initiatives. Currently, the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos (UNO-R) has stabilized her own recycling facility, and the students are active participants in the re-greening initiatives related to tree-planting and community-based eco-educational program.

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