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Gore's Climate Project hosting training summit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore's Climate Project is hosting a North American Summit in Nashville in May.

Gore started the project in 2006 to train members of the public to educate communities on climate change. Members are trained to deliver a slide show based on Gore's documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

The group has 2,600 volunteer presenters and has made thousands of presentations in over 100 countries to more than 4 million people. The summit - set for May 14-16 - is for those already trained as presenters.

The Tennessean reporte the group on Thursday announced the summit, which is intended to increase a grass-roots advocacy to try to persuade policy makers to pass major climate legislation this year.

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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