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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Omaha World Herald Editorial: Report describes climate challenges; Nebraskans should collaborate on

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 droughts arrive, parching the land. The sobering climate-change report just released by the federal government says residents in our region should expect even more weather challenges in coming decades — with an all-important obligation to work cooperatively to adapt to them. The section of the National Climate Assessment focusing on the northern Great Plains points to future climate challenges: higher overall temperatures as the ce