Hootville’s Brett de Hoedt has been chosen to present at Climate Reality 2014, one of the environment movement’s major events for 2014, where he’ll share the bill with former U.S Vice President Al Gore. The Oscar-and-Nobel winning Harvard graduate and Apple board member will be in Melbourne to present An Inconvenient Truth live and impart the wisdom gained from fighting for the environment on a global scale.
Brett, who went to a local TAFE as a mature aged student and wrote for New Idea, will be delivering a keynote on gaining media coverage and performing effectively for media. Ain’t social mobility grand?
Climate Reality, which is the brainchild of Mr Gore, brings together 500+ activists from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for three days of intense training before being unleashed to present and campaign on environmental matters. Successful attendees were selected from thousands of applicants.
Says Brett: “The challenge is to condense two full-day workshops to 60 minutes. Two options – talk really fast or distill, distill, distill. I’ll take option B.”
So has Brett been offered an opportunity to meet the great man? Yes – but he can’t make it. “I’m driving to Mitchell Shire to deliver social media training to 40 or so local community groups,” he reports. “That’s showbusiness.”
At least Mr Gore can watch Brett on TV. Brett’s been invited on to ABC TV’s Weekend Breakfast Sunday June 22 to discuss the marketing of climate change. Be up early to watch it – 7.20am is the prime timeslot.
Read what Mr Gore said in the lead up to his Australian trip.