With All Generations
For Our Grandchildren, Future Generations & All Life
Welcome to the home of thousands of elder climate activists, all committed to a non-partisan effort to end the Climate Crisis and build a just and sustainable future for our children, our grandchildren, and all children. Some of us are new to climate activism and some have been working for years, but each of us has faced a personal reckoning and decided that there is no better use of our wisdom and strength, our time and resources, and our anger and good will, than to join in this struggle. We believe that collective action is the most effective way to force policy changes on the scale and timetable that will be necessary to protect all of us. And we mean all of us, in all our colors, genders, abilities, origins and political persuasions, poor and rich, young and old and, most importantly, our most vulnerable. Climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, structural racism and injustice all are ugly products of a system that values profit and property over life, and we are working for an equitable reconstruction of all of it. Here are links to ECA’s priorities and to ECA statements on justice and anti-racism. TODAY, JOIN ECA, TAKE ACTION WITH US AND PLEASE SUPPORT OUR WORK WITH A DONATION
Register to join The Better Together Sessions, monthly sessions designed to create space for exploring equity and justice in our climate work. Elders Climate Action is committed to putting climate justice and equity front and center as we move forward in action, and we recognize that each of us is at a different stage of awareness and action. These sessions will help build our understanding, enhance our skills as climate activists, and help us become stronger allies. Second Thursday, Monthly, 6:00 PM (ET) | 3:00 PM (PT), one hour sessions. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW
ECA proudly presents The Climate Activist Toolkit, a 3-part summer workshop series designed to build our strengths as climate advocates. These facilitated workshops will cover a range of topics including Tools for Meeting with Elected Officials, The Power of Personal Stories, and Writing for Change. We’ll dive into helpful skills, tools and strategies relevant to our members working at local, state, and federal levels. Together we’ll learn, prepare to take action, meet new ECA folks, and have fun. July 28, August 11, August 25, 6:00 PM ET | 3:00 PM PT, 90 minute sessions. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW.
Join Elders Promote the Vote and help engage inconsistent environmental voters into becoming consistent voters in every election.
Join ECA’s Local Action Teams and get resources, tech support, networking opportunities, and mentoring to help activists who are organizing in their communities.
Tell Congress: Electric Buses Are the Smartest Way to Get to School
Tell Congress: Electrify Everything!
SHOP ECA’S COOL NEW GEAR AND GIFTS.
ELDERS IN ACTION
Florence couple calls for city to do more to take a stand against climate change
For the last 83 weeks in a row, Michael Allen and his allies have rallied together to call for the City of Florence do more and say more concerning the world’s changing climate. Read more or listen to Mike’s interview on KXCR.
Extreme weather hurts older Californians. That’s started a wave of climate activism
ECA’s NorCal chapter is featured in a recent article in the Sacramento Bee. “They are all members of Elders Climate Action, the environmental branch of the Elders Action Network, which has been organizing older adults around environmental and social justice causes since 2014.” Read more here.