Engage, Inspire & Inform:  Unleashing the Power of Elders on Climate Change

November 3:  Elders Climate Action Western Region Pre-Conference in Phoenix, AZ  (in conjunction with the Citizens' Climate Lobby Wild West Regional Conference)


Join us in Phoenix November 3-5 for the Citizens' Climate Lobby Wild West Regional Conference and Elders Climate Action Pre-conference. 

Now more than ever We Elders Need to Speak Out on Climate Change before it’s too late for our grandchildren and future generations! Never has it been more critical to educate and mobilize Elders voters leading up to the 2018 election.  

Our partner organization Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) is holding a regional conference for the people living in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming to provide advanced lobby training focusing on the human element of working with people, creating opportunities from obstacles, listening and building rapport, and finding common ground.  

This is a great opportunity for Elders Climate Action members to receive the amazing Citizens' Climate Lobby training and participate in the ECA Pre-Conference. Our conference will focus on developing Elders Climate Action leaders, ​on ​providing tools for building chapters in their state and local area​s​ and building a movement of climate voters leading up to ​the ​2018 election. 

When & Where?

November 3, 1:00 - 4:00 PM : North Mountain Preserve Visitor Center, 12950 N 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona, Southeast Conference Room.  CCL conference begins at 5:00 PM.

Register for the ECA Pre-Conference Here 

The pre-conference is free.  Donations are welcome to help off-set ECA pre-conference expenses.  Suggested donation $10

Make a Donation Here  

Register for Citizens' Climate Lobby Regional Conference Click Here




This June, a contingent of Elders Climate Action members traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Citizens' Climate Lobby annual conference, which included a day of lobbying as Elders followed by a day of planning for the 2017 Elders Climate Action event.  Although most members had been meeting and communicating by email and conference calls it was a wonderful experience to finally meet in person. Some of the ECA members who travelled to DC included, Bob Warner, Noel Marshall, Chris Kane and Geri Freedman from Florida; Leslie Wharton, Harriet Crosby, Christiane Graham from Maryland; Larry Underwood, Sally Gibbs, and David Mog from Virginia; Lynn Raskin from D.C .; and Paul Severance from Indiana.
 The group spent two days at the CCL conference learning, planning and bonding as well as generating more energy and enthusiasm to continue our work.  On Tuesday, six ECA members met on the Hill to meet with legislative staff and deliver materials to Members of Congress. After that exhilarating experience members spent a day together planning for the next Elders Climate Action event to be held in 2017. ECA members were also joined by Julie Hantman from our partner Moms Clean Air Force.   There was enthusiasm and incredible ideas and the beginning of a fabulous team to plan for the next big event. 




It has been a busy few months for Elders Climate Action.  From the Citizens' Climate Lobby Conference, to Lobbying in Washington, from planning another Climate Action Day event in 2017 to participating in Moms Clean Air Force Play In in Washington D.C. and marching for Clean Energy in Philadelphia.  We elders have shown we have the energy, passion and wisdom to make a difference and we WILL make our voices heard. 


News from the Massachusetts Chapter


Mass_Chapter.jpgThe Early Story of the Mass. Chapter of ECA

Grady McGonagill, May 2016

I’m a person who doesn’t usually make decisions quickly. But when I got a call from Paul Severance inviting me to join him and other members of something called “Elders Climate Action” for an event calling itself “Grandparents’ Climate Action Day” (GCAD) last September, I signed up on the spot. Something about using elderhood as an organizing frame for building a mass movement to generate the political will to address climate change struck a resonant chord with me. I was familiar with Congressional “lobby days” from having been twice to Washington, D.C. to advocate a “Carbon Fee and Dividend” on behalf of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. But who knew there was such a thing as “Grandparents’ Day”?  I decided to go, and recruited the head of the Boston CCL chapter, Rabbi Judy Weiss, to go with me. Together we were able to meet one of our Senators, Elizabeth Warren.  Speaking of her grandchildren brought tears to the feisty Senator’s eyes.  Read More

Grandparents Climate Action Day 2015


What a success! The first Grandparents Climate Action Day, September 9&10, 2015, was a huge success with over 100 elders coming together in Washington, DC to show congressmen and political leaders what an important issue climate change is. In case you missed the action, get the full recap by watching the Webcast which features highlights from the two day gathering, keynote speakers, and scenes from the flash mob! Watch the webcast now.

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Grandparents Climate Action Day - KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 2015


Dr. James Hansen 


Former Head of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Director of the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at Columbia University Earth Institute


  Lynne Twist


Founder of the Soul of Money Institute, Co-Founder of the Pachamama Alliance, Coach Consultant, Author and Humanitarian




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