Massachusetts Chapter

 (ECA’s First Chapter)

Elders Climate Action Massachusetts, the first state chapter of the national ECA organization, was formed in September 2015.  We are a group of committed activists determined to do everything we can to combat climate change. We view climate change advocacy as the most essential social movement of our time. We reach out, teach, organize in our communities, advocate for key climate legislation, and build networks with other individuals and organizations that share our commitment.

ECA Mass helps concerned elders become effective climate change activists. We use our policy and advocacy skills to foment real change, guided by what science tells us is needed and possible.


We currently urge the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to address three priorities, each of which is supported by legislation that has been introduced in 2019:

·      Develop a Roadmap to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

·      Take immediate steps to reduce transportation and building GHG emissions.

·      Halt construction of all new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Our chapter holds monthly face-to-face meetings in Belmont, publicized on a calendar on our website. We have about 60 active members, of whom 20-25 typically attend a given monthly meeting. A six-person leadership team meets virtually once a week for an hour and a half. We have a FaceBook page with 700 followers and a monthly newsletter that reaches an audience of about the same size.


Leadership Contact: 

Grady McGonagill, Chapter Co-Leader,





For Massachusetts Chapter Members Complete the Massachusetts Chapter Member Monthly Action Report and let us know what you’ve been up to.  This data is very important to ECA and critical in our fundraising efforts.  Please tell us what you have been doing


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