“The Resilience of Older Women and Climate Change” Sponsored by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Expert panelists will discuss the role of behavior in climate change and increased environmental risk, resulting in degradation of all human rights. Speakers will discuss current lifespan initiatives and best practices across the globe, highlighting regions and activities […]
Why climate change will likely expose older adults to more climate-related hazards By Jenny Wisniewski January 10, 2022
When asked about the biggest challenge facing us globally, Mick Smyer, Founder and CEO of the American non-profit organisation, Growing Greener, didn’t miss a beat: “Ageing in an era of climate change,” he answered. “It resonates both at the individual and the societal levels.” This seemed like the perfect way to sum up the panel discussion […]
“Your generation caused this whole mess.” Our daughter’s summary of the climate crisis hit me hard. Of course, it wasn’t the first time I’d heard Boomer blame when it came to climate issues. A few years ago, philosopher and gerontologist Rick Moody summed up the argument: “Today’s elders, more than any other age group, bear […]
Boomers vs. Zoomers? When it Comes to the Climate Crisis, It’s Time for Intergenerational Cooperation
An old adage says that if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together. Combating the climate crisis and protecting future generations is a marathon, not a sprint, and we need each other if we’re going to go the distance.
How can you get started on climate action? Start small for big results.
Mick discusses Growing Greener’s work with Dr. Joe Casciani for the followers of the Living to 100 Club Podcast.
Policymakers and activists are watching Pennsylvania again, but this time it’s not about our votes.
Here’s my take: We are voting in the 2040 election this year, not the 2020 election. Would you agree?
Many of us feel paralyzed by anxiety in the face of global challenges like the climate crisis or COVID-19, stuck with a simple story line: it’s overwhelming and there’s nothing I can do.
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