Older adults: an untapped, renewable resource on climate action

It’s time to harness the longevity bonus in the service of climate action.

In Canberra, Australia, 78-year-old Bob Douglas is working to spread the SEE-Change centers movement. SEE stands for Social, Economic and Environmental, and the idea is tap into “gray power,” uniting older and younger generations to meet Australia’s challenges. 

Meanwhile, Margaret Gordon, 69, works with the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, an environmental justice organization in West Oakland, California.

Bob and Margaret represent a renewable resource on climate changes that policy makers and climate scientists frequently overlook: older adults.