ECAD Event Info

ECAD Program Information

Monday, June 25 — 1:00 to 6:00 PM (Check in opens at 12:30)

Our Elder Role in Standing for Social and Environmental Justice

Monday’s program will focus on how we can effectively organize as elders to expand our reach, strengthen our resolve and co-create the future we want for all children. Our dynamic keynote speaker, Heather Booth, has a lifetime of experience organizing citizens to successfully bring about social change. Anne Goodwin, climate activist and musician, will enliven our day with song, and we’ll wrap up the afternoon with a Café Dialogue Reception—offering time to converse and share ideas with fellow elders who share your passion to change the status quo.

Tuesday, June 26 — 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

For the Grandchildren, Future Generations and all Life

Elders Climate Action Day where we will get inspired, informed and engaged in climate action.  We are planning a number of national known speakers.   Sessions will prepare you for the Congressional Visits on Wednesday and further action once you get home.

Wednesday, June 27 — 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Our Voice, Our Vote

We charge up early Wednesday morning with our electric ‘flash mob’ in Union Station, then visit the offices of all 535 Congressional representatives requesting that they sign a pledge for climate legislation. Some of us will be bringing our grandchildren with their messages to Congress—consider bringing yours! The day ends with inspiring report-outs on congressional visits, hearing from Virginia’s Congressman Don Beyer, and planning for what’s next.

 Start practicing for the FLASH MOB at Union Station!

Download the PDF  ECAD flashmob lyrics –  Sing for the Climate


(just a start, more to come!)

Heather Booth

Heather Booth began organizing in the civil rights, anti-Vietnam war and women’s movements. She was the founding Director, now President, of Midwest Academy, training social change organizers. She has managed political campaigns and was Training Director of the Democratic National Committee. In 2000, she was the Director of the NAACP National Voter Fund. In 2008, she was director of the Health Care Campaign for the AFL-CIO. In 2010 she was founding director of Americans for Financial Reform, to regulate the financial industry. She was national coordinator for the coalition around the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. She was strategic advisor to the Alliance for Citizenship (the largest coalition of the immigration reform campaign).

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Anne Goodwin

Anne Goodwin is a climate activist song leader from the Boston area known for her distinctive voice, energizing style, and bottomless repertory. She came to this calling after many years of performance and recording with folk groups and family camp music leading. She is a grassroots organizer with Mothers Out Front, mobilizing mothers for a livable climate, and a facilitator of the Work That Reconnects, a collection of deep restorative tools for activists.

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 Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University and has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.

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Nathaniel Stinnett

Nathaniel Stinnett is the Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan nonprofit that uses big data and behavioral science to identify non-voting environmentalists and then get them to vote.  Read the the new issue of Washington Monthly features a cover story on the Environmental Voter Project’s “brilliantly simple plan to turn out environmental voters.”

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Galen Tromble

Galen Tromble connects the practice and teachings of yoga with the issue of climate change through Galen is a yoga teacher, musician, grandparent, retired from a career in marine fisheries management. He grew up in Kansas, lived in Alaska for 30 years, and now resides in Maryland. Galen finds personal energy and renewal in nature and enjoys outdoor activities of all kinds. He is interested in sustainable communities and in radically changing society’s relationship to the environment from exploiting it to nurturing it.

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June 25



June 26



American University Claudio Grossman Conference Center at the Washington College of Law

4300 Nebraska Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. 20016.

The Washington College of Law is one block from the AU-Tenleytown metro stop or, if you are driving, there is reduced price parking available in the law school’s underground lot, which can be accessed from Nebraska Avenue. For Directions Click HERE 

June 27


U.S Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

For transportation info to Capitol Click HERE



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