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 full policy statement and to ECA statements on justice and anti-racism, and the pandemic.
…REMEMBER A HEALTHIER, LESS DANGEROUS CLIMATE; we will defend this planet against further harm.
…UNDERSTAND THAT TIME IS SHORT; today is the best day for taking an action.
…HAVE HEARD THE VOICES OF THE YOUTH ACTIVISTS when they said “our house is burning;” we believe we are duty-bound to fight for their future.
…BRING UNIQUE POWER TO THIS GLOBAL EFFORT by using our wisdom to transform anxiety into organizing and action.
…INTEND TO BE AMONG THE ONES WHO GET THIS DONE. It will be our legacy that our work helped turn the tide toward love, a habitable planet, and justice and equity for all. TODAY, JOIN ECA, TAKE ACTION WITH US AND PLEASE SUPPORT OUR WORK WITH A DONATION
Join the Global Shoe Strike for Climate – Last Saturday of the Month
The ShoeStrike, or SkoStrejk began in Sweden earlier this year, and has now spread across the globe. ShoeStrikes provide a safe way to protest during the pandemic and will continue on the last Saturday of each month across the globe through 2020. Contribute your shoes and signs to a local event or create your own ShoeStrike on a street corner, in your neighborhood park, or in front of your home. Learn more about the ShoeStrikes here and check out the Getting Started Guide!
Show Your Support for Climate Action with an ECA T-Shirt
We are so proud to roll out ECA’s new T-Shirt design for 2020! It affirms that our commitment to climate action is inextricable from our commitment to justice – justice for every child and grandchild around the planet. A variety of designs and styles of ECA T-shirts are available at the ECA Store Bonfire,com
Additional Collaborative Actions
Elders Climate Action Newsletter
Read the current or previous editions of our Elders Climate Action newsletter. Our newsletter is produced by a committee of dedicated volunteers committed to bringing you highlights of Elders Climate Action members and chapters as well as up to date climate information.Join ECA to Receive the Newsletter
If you would like to contribute to the newsletter please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org