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ELDER CLIMATE ACTION chapters are having an impact on a number of critical issues and climate action opportunities within their communities.  Our members report discussions of current, inspiring environmental films, hosting town hall meetings on climate change, canvassing to promote the vote, and promoting composting and recycling in their communities.  We’ve supported the Youth Climate Strike and Jane Fonda’s “Fire Drill” at the U.S. Capitol, attended meetings at state houses on redistricting, energy policy, carbon pricing, and conversion to electric vehicles. Always, there is ongoing education of legislative staff and members on sound policy principles for climate action.
There's no doubt that ECA is beginning to gain momentum at a national and local level! See a full list of our chapters in the Chapter Directory on our website or apply to start an ECA Chapter in your area.   Get involved!
ELDERSCLIMATEACTION.ORG.
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Elders Climate Action.is a community of elders who care about preserving our planet for our grandchildren and future generations.
 
we would like to invite you to an ECA 101 call where you can hear more about who we are, what ECA has done in the past and our plans for the future.
 
The ECA 101 for New Members online Zoom call occurs monthly on the 4th Wednesday. Our next training is Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 pm Eastern, 2:00 pm Pacific.
 
If you are unable to attend this ECA 101 for New Members, don't worry, plan to join next month! Watch for our next call bulletin or announcement in the upcoming newsletter or check our website for event listing.
 
We look forward to meeting you!
 
Link to Join the Video Call
 
 
Join by Computer *recommended
 
Or by Phone: 646 558 8656
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*We recommend joining by computer so that you can see the presenter's slides.
 

 

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Olderscout wins - replace those who have been bought by the companies that profit from destroying the environment.     

 

What the RW has abandoned is the idea that they actually care about the future generations.   Remember when they complained about the debt that was going to be given to their off-spring and beyond.    Why don't we hear that:  MONEY - they have been bought.  

 

There was lightning documented a few hundred miles from the Artic Circle.    The RW denialists have no idea what causes lightning so they have no idea why that is a BFD.  

 

Greenland is melting.    Again the RW have no idea, nor do they care about the ocean level rising and how that will impact the US coastline.  

 

Russian fires are peat fires....those were in the news and Donald said he would send folks to assist VLAD.    Well, excepted that donald is too uninformed to know that all fires are not as simple as his little mind seems to believe...leaves were not raked up, sigh    https://www.wired.com/story/the-bizarre-peaty-science-of-arctic-wildfires/

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@SylviaD812355 wrote:

All these individual actions are good.  But I feel we must do more to change the system that has produced this dismal situation.  We must have hope, gather up the energy needed to change the system!  The Elders Climate Action group is a gathering of us grandparents concerned about the future of our beautiful grandchildren, to bring pressure for change, hopefully in time to avoid the worst consequences of our past irresponsible, thoughtless actions.  Go to EldersClimateAction.org and learn what they are doing...they have a once a month webinar discussion/group about actions taken that is always interesting and inspiring.  We Must join energies and create a better world!


And to do that, we cannot be ruled by Corporate Oligarchs who get rich by destroying the future for our grandkids and to do that we must get rid of elected Republicans.

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biggest thing we need to do is SHOW UP IN 2020 to vote out the deniers!!!!!!!!
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So, join with others! Take action.....

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13 and every second Tuesday of the month:  If you would like to connect with other elders concerned about climate disruption and what we can do about it, both as individuals and as communities, to prepare responsibly for the future, connect with ElderClimateAction.org.  Add your email to their open list!  Take tea with them every second Tuesday of the month (tomorrow, August 13, 6:00 p.m. Eastern time) use the link below to automatically join the call. Join from your computer to see your new friends!
Or telephone 669 900 6833, meeting ID 185337579.
Also,  in joining with others, talk to three neighbors each week, listen to how they feel about climate change and the future.  Share what can be done.
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The Guardian recently published a series of articles titled United States of Plastic. We are the biggest polluter in the world when it comes to plastic. 

 

 

I bought glass 16 oz milk bottles with plastic caps off Amazon, coffee, water, tea, Kool aid, what ever I want. They fit in cup holders, heavy glass, hard to break.

 

I guess I bought them six months ago, I fill them up and take them to work.

 

I'm not using six disposable containers a day.

 

I buy soda in cans, and recycle the cans. Aluminum has about a 75% recycling rate, it would probably be closer to 100% if people didn't just throw the cans in the trash.

 

We should probably phase out single use plastic drink containers and replace them with aluminum. 

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Inform yourself.  Read a good book like Elders Climate Action Network's choice: Climate, a New Story.  Then go to their website, learn what's being done by elders .........

The EAN Book Study Group started on June 10th with Charles Eisenstein’s Climate, A New Story. It's not too late to join in as each session focuses on questions relevant to the current chapter(s). This is a provocative and paradigm-shifting book that is generating lively conversation.
 
Two More Sessions
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Noon – 1:30 pm ET / 9:00 – 10:30 am PT
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@JANMB wrote:

 

 

 www.livescience.com/52249-tech-exists-to-turn-plastic-to-fuel-if-communities...

The promise of plastics-to-fuel is particularly exciting as an option to recover materials that today may be buried.   

Burning plastic as cleanly as natural gas - Phys.org
phys.org/news/2013-12-plastic-cleanly-natural-gas.html
This causes the plastic to become a gas, which is then mixed with air before it is burned as a clean fuel. The patent-pending process gave way to another surprising result: when the researchers introduced a bit of stainless steel into the reactor, they found it acted as a catalyst for growing uniform carbon nanotube  


The LiveScience link was inadvertantly shortened (by the AARP Community HTML parsing machine?) and rendered useless, try this link.

 

This is exciting news and heartening to know there are those who continue to seek and implement new innovative solutions.



    

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