The latest from Growing Greener


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.


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…

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…

Living to 100 Club

Mick discusses Growing Greener’s work with Dr. Joe Casciani for the followers of the Living to 100 Club Podcast.


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