WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Heidi Kukis THURSDAY, April 15, 1993 202-456-7035 Julia Payne 202-456-7036
GORE JOINS STUDENTS IN ORLANDO FOR FIRST KIDS EARTH SUMMIT Will Take Part in Special Town Meeting On the Environment
WASINGTON -- Joining students from across the United States and around the world for the first ever Kids Earth Summit, Vice President Al Gore will travel to Orlando, Florida, on Saturday (4/17) and participate in a special town hall meeting, hosted by Linda Ellerbee for broadcast on Nickelodeon, to hear the young people's concerns and share ideas about the environment.
The Vice President will take part in the "Kids World Council: Plan It for the Planet" from 2-5 PM (EDT) Saturday (4/17) in Orlando, Florida. He will tour a display of student environmental projects, then videotape the town hall meeting where he will discuss with student delegates their concerns about the environment and their plans for an environmentally sound future.
The town hall meeting will be moderated by Linda Ellerbee and taped for a news special, "Nickelodeon Special Edition: Plan It for the Planet," which will air on Sunday, April 18 at 8 PM (EDT). It is sponsored by Nickelodeon and the Children's Earth Fund.
"Young people care about the environment because they know it affects our future. Across the country and around the world, young people are speaking out about the environmental challenges we face. They are identifying problems, thinking about solutions, and they are demanding action from their leaders," the Vice President said.
The Kids World Council delegates are meeting for three days in Orlando to discuss how to save energy and switch to renewable energy. They will be following the format and goals of the Earth Summit that took place last year in Rio de Janeiro. The Vice President led the Senate Delegation to the Earth Summit.
"I look forward to hearing what young people have to say about the environment and their future. Their insight into the world around us is important," the Vice President said.
SCHEDULE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT Saturday, April 17, 1993
2:15 PM (EDT) VICE PRESIDENT TOURS display of student environmental projects.
Nickelodeon Studios Orlando, Florida
3:30 PM (EDT) VICE PRESIDENT TAKES PART IN TOWN HALL MEETING
with Kids World Council delegates and Linda Ellerbee. Nickelodeon Studios Orlando, Florida
5 PM (EDT) VICE PRESIDENT DEPARTS from Kids World Council
for Washington, D.C.
NOTE: PRESS THAT WISH TO ATTEND SHOULD CONTACT EILEEN PARISE OR MARTY VON RUDEN IN FLORIDA AT 407-352-7589.