Today we bring you Geri Freedman of Elders Climate Action, a national movement that aims to get the elderly inspired and involved in taking climate action. Founded by a retired rocket scientist who wanted a better future for the younger generations, Elders Climate Action debunks the myth that retirement is a time for standing still.
Elders Climate Action is made up of elders from around the country who have a passion for the future and want to give back.Elders have time, resources, and wisdom and no matter where they’re at, they can take action.Geri tells us the story of a member who sent over 100,000 text messages to get out the vote – right from her home and a woman living in an assisted living facility who attends their virtual calls weekly.
Passion is what drives the members of this non-profit.They seek to empower with information and maintain a website full of information and resources for those that want to be involved.
How can you help?
- Donate or create a fundraiser
- If you don’t have a chapter near you, participate virtually through calls and events
- Encourage anyone and everyone to vote
- Follow on social channels (links below)
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