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.  

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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It is Time for Nebraska to Prepare for Climate Change

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 and ground water levels" which would be detrimental to Nebraska's "economy, its land and water resources and the well-being of current and future generations". The full article can be read on the Omaha World-Herald website by clicking here.