We’re building a movement of elders to address the social and environmental crises of our time!
Within our society, elders’ talents and experiences are largely untapped; much of our collective wisdom gained over decades of living lies fallow. This is an unfortunate waste of invaluable human resources that could be applied to addressing the serious societal and environmental problems that we face in our nation.
As elders, we have the benefits of time, talent, experience and know-how to guide making the needed transformations. We can become catalysts of a social movement in which all generations collaborate in evolving changes for our common betterment. In so doing, we find a new and rewarding sense of meaning in our lives, and we create a new elder culture in the process.
Please explore our website to see where your talents and experience fit with what we are doing – and join us!
These monthly, lightly-facilitated online conversations focus on social justice issues and climate chaos. They are educational in nature with an emphasis on responding personally or in community.
Education is key to effective action. EAN’s on-line workshops and courses provide the foundational knowledge supporting our elders’ work. These include Empowered Elderhood, New Worldview, Sustainable Living, and Social Justice themes.
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We work nationally to affect federal policy, legislation, and regulation to mitigate climate change. We work locally with community organizations and individuals to enact climate ordinances and to lower our individual carbon footprints.
We explore our current living standards relative to our choices of food, water, housing, transportation, general consumption, etc. We learn and then commit to transition to regenerative, sustainable living choices with less global impact.
We address causes of racial and ethnic injustice, plight of Native Americans, economic inequality, and impact of “white supremacy.” We use gained knowledge to support individual and collaborative social justice projects.
Elder Circles are typically composed of members involved in differing, on-going social and environmental causes. Circle members gain support, encouragement and project suggestions through sharing at local circle meetings.
Elders Climate Action (ECA) chapters take on climate action at both local and state levels, collaborating with like-minded organizations and working to lower our own individual as well as community uses of energy.
EAN offers many ways to volunteer your talents, skills, and leadership experience. Do you have writing/editing, marketing, course development/ facilitation, or IT skills? Your help is needed!
Be inspired by stories of elders taking action in many different ways, working in their local communities or nationally to leave a just and livable world for future generations and all life.
Regional and national activism events and EAN conferences offer times to catch up, bond, and gain the synergism that comes when many hearts and minds unite. We always leave uplifted.
Within each issue of our monthly newsletter we present a short video interview of an ordinary or well-known elder who shares his/her life-learned wisdom on one of many relevant topics. These are continually extra-ordinary.
From EAN authors and poets come perspectives that encourage awakening to the next level of self-awareness and connecting to all life. Read each Turning Point issue at your own pace and reflect with the authors as you go. It promises to be an infilling experience!