Al Gore is a politician, author, and environmentalist. He served in Congress for over fifteen years before serving as the 45th Vice President of the United States for two terms with President Bill Clinton. He currently is the founder and chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection, the co-founder and chair of Generation Investment Management, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc., a senior advisor to Google, and is a partner for the climate change solutions group of the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Albert Arnold Gore Jr. was born in 1948 in Washington, D.C. He grew up with an older sister. He graduated from St. Albans School and then attended Harvard University. He majored in government and became the president of the student body government during his freshman year. He graduated with honors in 1969.
He enlisted in the United States Army in 1969. He served in the Vietnam War and earned the National Defense Service Medal. He received an honorable discharge in 1971.
Upon his return from Vietnam, he wrote for The Tennessean and attended Vanderbilt University to become an attorney. He married Tipper Aitcheson in 1970. They had four children. He decided to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976.
Following his service in Congress and as Vice President, he has remained politically and socially active. He has written articles and over a dozen books. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Nobel Peace Prize, a Primetime Emmy Award for his work with Current TV, and an Academy Award for Best Documentary for starring in An Inconvenient Truth.
Al Gore has been involved with environmental work since 1976. He has advocated for legislation for the protection of our environment and been involved in multiple aspects of several year’s of Earth Day celebrations. He is vegan as well. Be green! Be inspired! Have a bright day!