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
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.
Send a message. Call on Congress to Treat Air Pollution as a Health Emergency and to dedicate at least $550 billion for grid modernization and energy transition, and the transition to zero emissions transportation.
Tell Congress & the President: we need $550 billion to address the climate crisis and move toward a renewable energy future. Take 3 actions in one click!
Send a postcard to your Governor & Members of Congress, tell them there is no time to waste on the climate crisis. Use our scripted message or write your own. Learn more here.
We’re joining our partners at Moms Clean Air Force to Tell the EPA: We support the proposal to restore the mercury and air toxics standards.
Use the Climate Action Now App to take Action with ECA!
Breathe Again: Healthy Air is Health Care – Tools to talk about air pollution, health and climate justice in your own community.
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ELDERS IN ACTION
ECA member Nadine Young from PA was recently interviewed on the podcast Anti-Apathy Aunt: What can older people do to combat climate change?
What can older people do to combat climate change? Host Deborah Doane takes on a listener’s challenge and speaks to two guests, including the Co-chair of ECA’s Communications Committee, Nadine Young. Listen now.
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.