Creating a Legacy of Change
Elders Climate Action is a non-partisan movement of elders committed to making our voices heard.
We are determined to change our nation’s energy policies while there is still time to avoid catastrophic changes in the earth’s climate.
Because of this concern and because we vote consistently, elders are in a unique position to influence national policy.
We are committed to using our voices, our votes, and our collective power to push for policies that will
reduce greenhouse gases to a level consistent with life thriving on our planet.
Fair elections are a paramount concern for elders who value the constitutional right to vote and who understand that an election that reflects the will of the people is the cornerstone of a successful democracy. Fair elections are a prerequisite to enviro...Read More
June 8, 2020. The state legislature resumed law making last month with agreement on a method to debate and vote remotely. The COVID-19 pandemic has set back the legislative schedule and there is a good chance the current legislative session will be exte...Read More
June 19, 2020. The top legislative priority for ECA Mass is the 2050 Roadmap bill (H.3983). Leading environmental and climate groups along with scholars and energy experts have endorsed the bill as the best way for the state to address the climate crisis. ...Read More
Biomass and bioenergy are often thought of as using wood for heat or electricity or using corn for ethanol. It is now known the use of this type biomass has many problems not the least of which is savings of greenhouse gas emissions relative to fos...Read More
By Seth Evans, ECA Massachusetts Leadership Team. There are many memes connecting the ideas of crisis and opportunity. Winston Churchill, for example, invoked the idea in the aftermath of World War II, saying, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Many of ...Read More
For over a century flowing water has been used to generate electricity and today hydroelectric energy provides a significant share of electricity in the U.S. and globally. But hydroelectric power is controversial because of the environmental and human effect...Read More