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.
The Action Planning Team organizes lobbying, protests, and other actions for our chapter and with climate allies to keep up the pressure for change. A weekly Action Alert highlights important events, campaigns and news, telling members how to SHOW UP, SPEAK UP, AND KEEP UP. The goal is to give members curated, ACTION-able information from one reliable source each week, to find out how to make a difference.
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.
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). Presentations and research papers produced by the Research Team can be found here.
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.
The Social Media Team keeps our ECA Massachusetts Facebook page updated with climate news and information about our chapter and national events and activities. We also have plans to expand our social media efforts to Twitter and Instagram.