Chapters

Welcome to Our Chapter Page!  Here you can find out what current chapters are doing in their communities or contact us for more information about how to start an Elders Climate Action Chapter in your area!

 

Massachusetts Chapter Page

 

 

CHAPTER NEWS from Massachusetts


Elders Climate Action Massachusetts is gaining momentum as evidenced by a $5,000 grant from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund!  The grant will provide support for our 2017 vision: fostering self-sustaining elder communities committed to addressing climate change in 10 Massachusetts communities that presently have no climate change advocacy.  

To identify candidate communities, we've consulted with 3 Massachusetts organizations: 350Mass for a Better Future, Toxics Action Center and Massachusetts Climate Action Network.  We will give priority to communities with significant low income populations, districts represented by influential state legislators, and communities where there is little or no membership in climate change groups.  To gain entry, we will contact the Council on Aging in each community and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. We will also reach out to "at home" groups, with membership from elders who wish to remain in their homes as they age.  In reaching out to plant seeds in targeted communities, we will draw on our experience in delivering presentations to over a dozen elder communities, resulting in a significant expansion of membership. 

We look forward to collaborating with our brand new "sister" chapter in Ann Arbor, Michigan and exploring together how we can expand our reach.  We will also work with the ECA Engagement Committee to form new chapters in other areas. 

 

ECA SEEDS ARE GERMINATING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA!  


By Margo Frank

 

A small but enthusiastic group of Elders Climate Action members is exploring how to build a movement of elder climate activists in the North, South and East Bay region. Building on our successful Congressional Candidates Climate Project, we're looking for more ways to be involved.  Some of us have joined ECA leadership committees and a number of us will be attending Elders Climate Action Day in DC this April.  We're planning ways to start doing outreach to elder communities and facilities, building our confidence and connections as we go. We welcome others to join us!  

 

If you're interested, please contact Marilyn Price at 

mprice@the-acorn.com.

 

 

 



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