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.

WE ELDERS….

…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 

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Get Inspired

Get Inspired by the members of Elders Climate Action who are taking action on climate change.  We are parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, just like you, hoping to make a difference on climate action.

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Get Informed

Get Informed.  Learn more about Elders Climate Action’s core policies and principles, access the ECA Action Tool Kit, watch webinars and videos, find climate related links, and explore what you can do with your grandchildren!

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Get Engaged

Get Engaged!  Take Action with ECA. Learn more about ECA Chapters, find events, join our actions, national calls and more. ECA is a great way to build connections in your area and make new friends.  

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

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Take Action with ECA Today

Elders Declare a Climate Emergency

Join the Elders Declare a Climate Emergency and help your community declare a climate emergency and help achieve a climate action plan. Learn more

Elders Promote the Vote

Join the Elders Promote the Vote project and help mobilize   inactive environmentalists and turn them into consistent activists and voters. Learn more

Elders Stand for Fair Elections

Send the Elders Action Network letter to ensure that all eligible voters are able to exercise their right to cast a vote in the November 2020 general election safely, easily, and with confidence that their vote is duly counted.

Send a Letter, Demand Action

Choose from a number of custom letter templates to Federal and State Representatives, add your personal message and contact info and send.  It’s so easy! Learn more

Join Monthly Online Calls

Join our monthly National Call, Climate Tea & Talk and ECA 101 for New Member occurring monthly.  Learn more here or see upcoming events here

ECA Webinar Series

Catch up on the ECA Webinar Series.  Get inspired by our special guest speakers and learn the latest in climate action. Watch here

ECA Action Tool Kit

Find videos, webinars, materials and more! Explore the ECA tools and resources we’ve created to help you represent ECA in your community. Take action on climate change on a local, state and national level – from your home, or out in your community. Explore the Action Tool Kit

Donate to ECA

The time for climate action is now. Make a gift to ECA in honor of your grandchild or someone special and let them know you care.  Send an email or printed card to tell them you are committed to taking action on climate change. Donate Now

ECA Events

October 5
ECA 101 for New Members
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Featured
  • Zoom

Additional Collaborative Actions

Sign the Petition to AARP

Join us by signing the petition calling on AARP to join the conversation about Climate Action. Add your name and demand AARP’s action!

Write a Letter to a Loved One

Take a moment and write a letter to your loved one, grandchildren or great grandchildren and let them know what you did when you realized the significance of climate change. Learn more

Stop the Money Pipeline

In support of Stop the Money Pipeline — We demand that banks, asset managers, insurance companies and institutional investors stop funding, insuring and investing in climate destruction. Send a letter today!

ECA In the NEWS

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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.

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