Chapter Directory

Connect with Our ECA Chapters.  If you don’t see a chapter in your area, contact us to find out more about helping to start a local chapter.

Chapters:  Tell us what you have been doing for the Climate this month!

please complete the Chapters: Tell us what you have been doing for the Climate FORM each month to let us know what actions your chapter has taken  on behalf of Elders Climate Action.

Chapter Report Form

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Ann Arbor, Michigan Chapter

The Ann Arbor Area chapter was approved early in 2017. We mix both activist and educational activities with opportunities to socialize in order to build a strong community. Our primary focus is local issues, working in conjunction with partner climate organizations. We are currently working on a pilot project, called “More Composting, More Carts!” is the first recipient of a new grant program, “Sustaining Ann Arbor Together.”  The project seeks to increase the use of Ann Arbor’s composting program, divert waste from landfills, and educate residents about the value of composting,


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Arizona Chapter

One of ECA’s most recent chapters of 2017, the Arizona Chapter focuses on climate issues important to desert regions.  Rising temperatures, ongoing drought, water crisis, and alternative energy are priorities of the AZ Chapter. 

Leadership Contact:  Hazel Chandler,





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Northern California

(NorCal) Chapter


Northern California  (NorCal) chapter formed in Spring 2017. As concerned elders, we are dedicated to taking action on the local, regional and state level to address the threat of climate change. We are working to build local action groups, provide outreach and information about ECA, partner with other organizations, and raise our voices on statewide issues. We welcome new members as we build a powerful movement of elder climate activists. The geographic area of our chapter is Fresno to the Oregon border, including the San Francisco Bay Area. Members are encouraged to join the monthly chapter calls 

Leadership Team:  Katherine Da Silva Jain, Shirley McGrath, Marilyn Price, John Sorensen, Sheila Tarbet





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Maryland Chapter

maryland chapter

After last year’s Elders Climate Action Day gathering, one of the attendees returned to her retirement apartment complex and started to talk with the other retirees about taking action on climate change.  A small group came together and formed the Maryland Chapter last summer. Since then they have worked on a number of projects including: voter registration, training and then reaching out to neighbors and other apartment communities to increase our voter rolls, tabling at the county GreenFest, and working with one of ECA’s partners to protest the funding of pipelines to carry fracked gas, a potent source of harmful greenhouse gasses.  

Leadership Contact: Leslie Wharton, Chapter Leader,


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Massachusetts Chapter (ECA’s First Chapter)

Massachusetts Chapter is a local climate action team formed in early 2016 with statewide membership. We build alliances with other environmental groups, have worked on State energy legislation, provide presentations to groups of elders, engage with members and participate in local climate action efforts. 

Leadership Contact: Grady McGonagill, Chapter Co-Leader,


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