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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The Evidence Mounts!

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 in the loss of lives, and livelihoods of individuals, families, and whole communities.Governor Ricketts correctly described it as the “the greatest natural disaster the state has ever experienced!” What has just happened should be a wakeup call to all Nebraskans that we are not immune from weather extremes, the likes of which we’ve never experienced before. And it’s time to act with prudent risk management AND mitigation measure