Elder Climate LegacY

VISION

Mobilization of the wisdom, talents, experience, and resources of elders to influence and promote actions leading to a more sustainable environment for current and future generations.

MISSION

As elder citizens of the Earth, we desire to serve as a catalyst in educating the public, opinion leaders, and decision makers regarding actions and policies that can effectively address critical environmental issues facing current and future generations.

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FIRST GOAL

To work in cooperation with cohorts and stakeholders to bring about legislative action to develop, fund, and implement a Climate Change Action Plan for Nebraska.  

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SECOND GOAL

To provide awareness, knowledge, and solutions on critical environmental issues to individuals, organizations, business/commerce, and communities.

 

Objective: Meet with individuals, elected representatives, educational and governmental officials, agricultural leaders, civic and social groups relating to climate action planning for Nebraska and associated issues.

THIRD GOAL

Build an engaged movement of Nebraska’s Climate Legacy Elders to successfully work together to leave a more positive legacy for current and future generations.

 

Objective: Have a movement of 250 Nebraska Climate Elders passionately working to leave a positive legacy in this state for current and future generations—particularly through action in support of Goals One and Two.

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November 15, 2019

“Monday marks a dark day among those of us who believe in us in working with allies to share the burden of solving tough problems—especially a climate crisis that demands a World War II-style mass mobilization before it’s too late.”

Those are the words of former U.S. s...

August 20, 2019

So…just who is this Greta Thunberg..? If you don’t know her already, you soon will know her as a 16-year old Swedish student who is speaking with a powerful voice to the whole world to wake up and deal with climate change while there’s still time. Her message; “our hou...

July 21, 2019

Most have heard the proverb, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”. Literally, this means after being tricked once, one should learn from one's mistakes and avoid being tricked in the same way again. 

One of the more significant tricks impacting human...

May 22, 2019

The Nebraska Elder Climate Legacy group (ECL) thanks Senator Timothy Gragert for his leadership and tenacity in steering LB 243 the healthy soils bill through the Legislative process. This legislation now law, creates a task force of 15 voting and 2 non-voting members...

April 25, 2019

 In mid-March, Nebraska became the latest part of the world to experience a devastating natural disaster as a bomb cyclone tore and flooded more than 70 of the 93 counties. The dollar estimates of $1.3 billion of destruction continue to mount, while not even factoring...

January 21, 2019

The 2019 Nebraska Legislature will be addressing climate-related bills.

LB243, creation of the Healthy Soils Taskforce has been introduced by Sen. Gragert. The charge of the taskforce is to develop a comprehensive action plan to coordinate efforts in carrying out a hea...

January 15, 2019

No raging fires, coastal storm surges, or hurricanes in Nebraska.But changing climate and greater weather extremes here for us in heartland just the same. And they do carry important implications for us today and into the future.

The Federal Government released the 4th...

Weather in the northern Great Plains, which include Nebraska, has long presented big challenges. Winters bring snow and ice. Tornadoes storm across the landscape. The semi-arid climate in western counties puts stress on the water supply, and conditions worsen when drou...

October 30, 2018

Despite warnings from numerous sources (including a 2014 report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Nebraska has been complacent about planning for climate change.

Given its agriculturally based economy with its sensitivities to weather, Nebraska should heed the w...

July 11, 2018

It is time for Nebraska to prepare for climate change. Donald Wilhite wrote an opinion article for the Omaha World-Herald pertaining to the impact of climate change. He states that climate change will "result in significant changes in evaporation rates, soil moisture a...

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