Tony Boom, Medford Mail Tribune, January 1st 2020
Ro Lewis parked her hybrid car at TC Chevy to get a charge and walked up to the Jackson County Fuel Committee site on Valley View Road near Ashland to help load firewood. The actions were part of her efforts as a Certified Master Climate Protector to combat climate change.
Lewis gained the certification by taking the Master Climate Protector course offered by Southern Oregon Climate Action Now and completing a service requirement. The group’s 2020 course will begin Feb. 10. Four previous classes have produced 59 climate protectors, with 22 of them going on to complete 20 hours of service to gain certification.