[Southern California Permaculture] Elders Climate Action - Future generations are depending on us!

Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network sbpcnet at silcom.com
Wed Apr 20 10:43:21 PDT 2016

it's a great thing being an elder (anyone 50 and above qualifies 
chronologically, but I was actually a grandparent in my forties, as 
many others are).  this group is accomplishing great things, check 
out their Our Congressional Candidates Climate Project below.

Elders Climate Action:

We are a campaign, a movement of elders committed to making our 
voices heard...to change our nation's energy policies while there is 
still time to avoid catastrophic changes in the Earth's climate.

If you are concerned about the legacy you are leaving behind for 
future generations, then YOU are an elder.

Because of this concern and because we are the largest voting bloc, 
we elders are in an unique position to influence national policy and 
can use that power to push for 
<http://www.eldersclimateaction.org/our_goals>new energy policies 
that will reduce greenhouse gases to a level consistent with life 
thriving on our planet.

Elders Climate Action is calling on elders to take the pledge and 
stand together behind our common commitment to restoring a livable 
climate for future generations.  Through this unified voice we can 
create the political will necessary to break through the gridlock.
  Grandparents Climate Action Day 2015

The first annual Grandparents Climate Action Day in Washington DC on 
September 9 & 10th, 2015 was a huge success with over 100 
grandparents joining together on behalf of the climate. Get the full 
recap by watching the Webcast which features highlights from the two 
day gathering, keynote speakers, and scenes from the flash mob! 
<http://www.gcad.events/webcast>Watch the webcast 
now.  <http://www.eldersclimateaction.org/join>Join us and stay 
connected to learn about future Elders Climate Action Events in 2016!


Elders Climate Action Announces a New Effort:

Our Congressional Candidates Climate Project

Despite the fact that humanity is facing the greatest threat to the 
wellbeing of future generations in human history - and the fact that 
the United States is crucial to any hope for a solution - in the 
first phase of this year's national campaign season, climate change 
has barely been mentioned.

This year, we Americans will be electing a new president, a third of 
the Senate and the entire House of Representatives.  If we are to 
hope to make significant progress after the election, we must do 
everything we can to raise the issue of climate change in the 
election campaign.  That responsibility falls especially to elders, 
who throughout human history are the people who have had a long view 
and commitment to future generations. Just as Iroquois elders called 
for attention to the seventh generation, so must elders today speak 
out on behalf of the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

To accomplish that, we need elders in as many Congressional districts 
as possible to participate.

Here's how you can participate in this project:
    * Join with one or two other concerned elders in your area to ask 
your candidates for Congress to complete our ECA candidates' 
questionnaire on climate change.
    * Find ways to encourage candidates to complete the questionnaire.
    * Let people in your community know about the ECA Candidates 
Climate Project and the candidates' responses.
    * There are also other ways you can help ECA make a difference on 
climate change (see our Volunteer Form)

Future generations are depending on all of us!

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