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SYRFILM presents: ‘Save the Planet with Alec Loorz’
Alec Loorz, founder of Kids vs. Global Warming, will be in Syracuse as the guest of the Syracuse International Film Festival on Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St.
When he was 12 years old, Loorz founded Kids vs. Global Warming to educate fellow youths about the science behind global warming while empowering them to take action. Feeling the weight of the global situation and a sense that he could make a difference, Loorz created a presentation made specifically for young people—full of videos, animation, easy-to-understand science and compelling motivation for those from kindergarten to college age. His message is deeply rooted in hope, encouraging kids to speak up and let their voices be heard on this issue. After giving more than 30 global warming presentations, he was invited by Al Gore to be formally trained with The Climate Project in October 2008 and now, at age 14, is the youngest trained presenter with The Climate Project.
Tickets for “Save the Planet with Alec Loorz”—$5 for adults; free for those 17 and under—will be available at the door. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact the Film Festival office at (315) 443-8826.
For more information on Kids vs. Global Warming, visit http://www.kids-vs-global-warming.com.