ECA Fall Webinar Series

Join us October 10 & 22

7:00 PM ET | 4:00 PM PT

for the two-part fall webinar series, We Rise to Face the Climate Emergency.


We had a large and enthusiastic response to our initial webinar series in the summer of 2018, Elders Standing for a Sustainable and Just World. That series featured community organizer Heather Booth, Nathaniel Stinnett of the Environmental Voter Project, Bob Inglis of and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. Earlier this year we hosted the Spring into Action 2019 series, hearing from Robbie Orvis co-author of Designing Climate Solutions, Crystal Chissell from Project Drawdown, and an exciting panel discussion with Youth Climate Activists from a number of our partner organizations.   Click here to watch the previous webinar series

We have found that an online webinar series enables us to reach a broad audience of elders who are hungry for ways to learn more about climate change and actions that they can take to address it now.  Host a house party and invite your friends to watch too!

Webinars are free and open to anyone of any age to participate.  Donations are always appreciated, no matter the size, to help us grow this movement of elders engaging in climate action.  




October 10

Elders Declare a Climate Emergency

With Guest Speakers Margaret Klein Salamon, Ezra Silk and Rebecca Harris from Climate Mobilization

Join The Climate Mobilization for an interactive presentation about the Climate Emergency, and what you can do about it. In this webinar, you will learn from climate psychologist Margaret Klein Salamon’s groundbreaking work on moving society into “emergency mode”  to tackle the climate crisis. You will also hear about the Climate Emergency Campaign, which has engaged hundreds of people in pushing their cities and counties to declare a Climate Emergency.  You will also receive additional resources from The Climate Mobilization to explore launching your own local Climate Emergency push.


Margaret Klein Salamon

Ezra Silk

Rebecca Harris

Margaret Klein Salamon is the founder and executive director of The Climate Mobilization. In this role she has helped catalyze a burgeoning worldwide climate emergency movement

Margaret earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and also holds a BA in social anthropology from Harvard. Though she loved being a therapist, Margaret felt called to apply her psychological and anthropological knowledge to solving climate change. She is the author of The Transformative Power of Climate Truth and Leading the Public into Emergency Mode. Her forthcoming book “Transform Yourself with Climate Truth” will help readers process the emotional, psychological elements of the climate crisis and rise to the challenge of our time.

Ezra Silk is Co-Founder and Strategy & Policy Director with The Climate Mobilization. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Wesleyan University in 2010, Ezra worked as a newspaper reporter covering local government affairs in Downeast and Southern Maine. He has reported for the Hartford Courant, the Bar Harbor Times and the Lakes Region Weekly.

Ezra co-founded The Climate Mobilization with Margaret Klein Salamon in 2014. Two years later, he published The Victory Plan, an influential exploration of how the federal government could organize and implement America’s fair share of a total mobilization to save civilization from the climate emergency and ecological overshoot that has informed the demands of the global Extinction Rebellion movement. Ezra supported TCM’s advisory board chair Russell Greene in drafting language that was added to the 2016 Democratic Party platform and 2018 Democratic National Committee platform declaring a “global climate emergency,” and calling for a mobilization on the scale of World War II in response. For the past two years, Ezra has worked closely with the Leap L.A. coalition and the Office of Councilmember Paul Koretz on building a partnership to launch a groundbreaking climate emergency mobilization program in the City of Los Angeles that also redresses the city’s long history of racial and economic oppression. Additionally, he works to spread the climate emergency campaign across the world.

Organizing Director Rebecca Harris is a dynamic organizer who has been working for social justice since the age of 15, when she became involved in the peace movement in her hometown of Salem, Oregon. Since then, she has worked as a journalist covering equity in Chicago Public Schools and organized for housing rights and racial justice.

Rebecca joined The Climate Mobilization in February 2018, bringing a background in training, facilitation, fundraising and strategic communications. She is a 2017 graduate of the Reframe Mentorship in strategic communications and a 2019 participant in the Anne Braden Organizer Training Program. Most recently, Rebecca worked as Development and Communications Manager at Latino Union of Chicago, an immigrants and workers rights organization.


October 22

Reverend Michael Malcom

Reverend Malcom will join us to discuss environmental injustice in the Southeast and the African-American environmental justice warriors who are responding to it. We will share in “Real Talk” and celebration.

The Reverend Michael Malcom is the Executive Director of Alabama Interfaith Power and Light and a licensed and ordained United Church of Christ Minister. Rev Malcom is the Senior Pastor of Rush Memorial Congregational UCC in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Founder of Martha’s Corner, Inc. and The People’s Justice Council which are 501(c)3 non-profits and the Environmental Justice Representative for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is currently the co-chair of the Building Power from the Grassroots Task Force with Climate Action Network International, and the co-chair of the Environmental Justice working group for the Southeast Climate and Energy Network.
Rev. Malcolm brings many years of education in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Counseling, Business Administration and Leadership Development to his work as an impassioned environmental justice advocate, fighting against environmental racism and injustice. He has heard, believes, and spreads the message of environmental justice through education and advocacy from a faith based perspective. He sees environmental justice as the moral obligation to love your neighbor; the solution to the climate crisis; and, the power that must be built from the grassroots up.






































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