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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New Climate Bills Introduced to Nebraska Legislature

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 healthy soils initiative for the state of Nebraska. A public hearing will be held before the Unicameral Agriculture Committee on 1/29/2019. At 1:30 PM at the State Capitol. Enhancing soil health is beneficial on several fronts—enhancing water, nutrient, and pest management, while reducing crop and soil losses from extreme weather events--all leading to improved agricultural productivity and profitability. At the same time, there a

NEBRASKA’S CHANGING CLIMATE—HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 4TH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT

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 National Climate Assessment Report, [https://nca2018.globalchange.gov] on November 23, 2018. Martha Shulski, who serves as Nebraska State Climatologist and is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, was one of the Contributing Authors on the Northern Great Plains chapter. Dr. Shulski followed up with the Nebraska synopsis of her work in a 12/6/2018 UNL CROPWATCH article