ECA Mass Teams
Elders Climate Action Massachusetts is an action-oriented organization. We’re evolving a collaborative leadership, with teams to advance key priorities. Here’s an overview of ways our members approach this work. Please think about where you might fit in, where your skills might have high impact, or where you see an opportunity for personal growth and learning.
We’re still meeting and organizing “virtually” during the COVID-19 crisis, and we need your help to be a powerful voice for climate action!
The Leadership Team is the chapter’s central coordinating and decision-making group. The team meets weekly via Zoom to address plans for chapter operation.
Contact: Email Tina Grosowsky
The Action Planning Team organizes lobbying, protests, and other actions for our chapter and with our climate allies to keep up the pressure for change. Regular Action Alerts highlight important events, campaigns and news, telling members how to SHOW UP, SPEAK UP, AND KEEP UP. Our goal is to regularly give members curated, ACTION-able information from reliable sources, so they know how to make a difference.
Contact: Email Seth Evans
The Legislative Team reviews pending Massachusetts legislation to determine whether it aligns with our overall mission of combating the climate crisis and recommends which bills to support. For priority legislation, the team keeps tabs on status, presents reports and testimony, and takes other advocacy actions.
Contact: Email Roger Luckmann
The Research Team‘s objective is to inform local and national ECA members, other climate change activists, and the broader public about climate change: its causes, its manifestations, possible solutions, tipping points, and the urgency of action. We build on existing research and seek to (a) make this research understandable to our audience, (b) help focus ECA’s advocacy and policies, and (c) motivate people to take action. (the full mission statement for the ECA Mass Research team is here).
Contact: Email Arnie Epstein
The Presentation and Education Team is updating and redesigning the ECA Massachusetts presentations to community groups, including virtual presentations via Zoom. We have two sessions – our core presentation “What Can One Person Do About Climate Change,” and “Can We Stop Climate Change?” We provide training and support for members to make these presentations.
Contact: Email Seth Evans
The Communications Team coordinates our outreach media on our website, other outwards facing communications and keeps our ECA Mass Facebook page updated with climate news and information about our chapter and national events, and those of our local collaborators. We are also planning to expand to other social media platforms.
Contact: Email Rick Lent
The Membership Team maintains the ECA Mass member database and holds quarterly new members orientation meetings. We welcome and correspond with members to build community, and help plan meetings and other member events.
Contact: Email Maiyim Baron