LeverAGE on Climate and Older Adults as Advocates—Linking Hope to Action
Alan Gutterman, a long-term partner and senior counsel in law firms, recently launched the Older Person’s Rights Project to advance awareness of the challenges and opportunities inherent in our increased longevity. In this podcast he speaks with Mick Smyer, who runs Growing Greener, Climate Action for a Warming World, and was Guest Editor of a…
Earth Day 2023
When it comes to the climate crisis, it’s time to change our habits
GENERATIONS JOURNAL SUMMER 2022
Check out the new edition of the American Society on Aging’s Generations Journal, guest edited by Mick Smyer. Read “Aging and the Climate Crisis” to see the myriad connections between aging and climate change.
The Impact of Climate Change on Retirement Planning
Climate change could impact your health and budget in retirement. By Rodney Brooks, U.S. News
Join Mick Smyer for a Panel Discussion on March 24, 2022
“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…
Next Avenue: 5 Increasing Health Risks for Older Adults Due to Climate Change
Why climate change will likely expose older adults to more climate-related hazards By Jenny Wisniewski January 10, 2022
Healthy Ageing in an Era of Climate Change
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…
Hey Boomers: After Glasgow, It’s Time to Pay it Forward
“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.
Captain Tom and Climate Change: The Psychology of Small Steps
How can you get started on climate action? Start small for big results.
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