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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Local View: Nebraska must act on climate change

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 warning of the most recent report from the United Nations. These warnings ("UN report carries life-or-death warning," Oct. 8) illustrate the dire consequences of not taking decisive and urgent action to reduce sharply carbon pollution. The consequences of our inaction include continued and accelerated far-reaching effects on public health, agriculture and food security, water supply, economic growth, national security and livel