Climate Reality Speakers
Interested in a speaker on the climate crisis? Here are just a few of the speakers we have available for free. You can request a speaker by emailing email@example.com.
John Bullard was the Mayor of New Bedford from 1986-1992. He headed the first federal Office of Sustainable Development for the Clinton-Gore Administration. He later served as Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. John is a longtime Climate Reality leader who has given over 100 presentations on the climate crisis based on Al Gore's Truth in Ten.
Elizabeth Murphy is a community organizer supporting immigrant communities in New Bedford. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree with a focus on social justice and community ministry. Elizabeth lives in Dartmouth with her husband and two children (both Climate Reality Leaders!). She was trained as a Climate Reality Leader at the 2020 virtual training.
Eileen Brennan, is the owner of "Start at the Bottoms," a retail shop in New Bedford with the primary focus of reducing, reusing, repurposing and refilling. Spending time talking with customers and sharing personal experiences provides great insight into their needs. Knowing what customers want and responding to feedback keeps us all moving towards better outcomes.
She was trained as a Climate Reality Leader in the 2023 virtual training program. Eileen can present on products and tips to help you live sustainably.
Laura Gardner, a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media, is a Teacher Librarian in Dartmouth, MA and co-chair of Climate Reality Massachusetts Southcoast. Laura was trained in 2019 in Minneapolis and is a mother of two. Laura can speak on the aggregation program (opt up), as well as the climate crisis in general, and the goals and achievements of our chapter.
Mary Lou earned a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Bridgewater State College in 1992. She has been a professional nanny since 1994. In 2011 she started the group, Be the Solution to Pollution, in order to clean up South Coast shorelines and teach the public about plastic pollution. Mary Lou was trained as a Climate Reality Leader at the 2020 Virtual Training. Mary Lou primarily presents on the plastic crisis and sustainable options for a better future.