Elders for Regenerative Living

The Elders for Regenerative Living (ERL) Action Group addresses the broad question:

How do we live and act more sustainably in accordance with what our Earth home can continually support and sustain?

This is in response to knowing that if everyone worldwide lived and consumed as we do, it would require multiple planets. This lifestyle will not be available for our grandchildren and future generations.

As a team, we examine together sustainable living elements that have already been developed (e.g. co-housing, electric automotive transportation, low-meat diets) and others under development. We make incremental changes in our lifestyles as we gain knowledge relative to what is feasible for our individual situations. This includes working with others to transform our communities and to support government policies and legislation that address our need to evolve. Co-housing, urban gardening, community-wide transition to 100% renewable electricity, and developing a sharing economy are areas where team members are working at a local level


Monthly Meetings

The Elders for Regenerative Living (ERL) group meets on the second Thursday of every month for our online meeting. Each monthly meeting will include a presentation that will provide us more depth about the given topic so that we can make smart decisions about what subsequent actions to take.

Learn about and register for the next ERL meeting

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up here to receive reminder emails for the monthly meetings.

Workshops and Webinars

ERL offers workshops throughout the year that further our exploration of regenerative living practices and actions.

Choices for Sustainable Living (Fall 2021)

Plastics-Free Possibilities and Potential

Join in on this free follow-up to the Plastics: Predicament and Possibility Workshop to find out how you can get going personally, and in your local area, to work on the REDUCTION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS that will help the reduction of greenhouse gases from methane and therefore help to reverse global warming. Wednesdays June 23 and July 14 from 10:00-11:00 am PT / 1:00-2:00 pm ET.

Email Shirley Freriks at shirleyf@eldersaction.org to get the Zoom link. It will be a spirited conversation to answer all of your questions.


Video Recordings of Previous Meetings

Plastics Workshop – Part One: April 28, 2021Part Two: May 12, 2021Part Three: May 26, 2021

July 8, 2021 – Climate change is leading to a less secure, more crisis-prone world – Steven A Browning

June 10, 2021 – How GREEN is GREEN enough: Donkeys, Spaceships & Sustainable “Systems” – J. Morris Hicks

May 13, 2021 – Sustainable Architecture – Jerome Kerner

April 8, 2021 – Healthy Soil, Healthy Planet – Mary Chambers

March 11, 2021 – Just Money: Mission-Driven Banks and the Future of Finance – Katrin Kaufer

February 11, 2021 – EN-Roads, a computer based climate change solutions simulator – Geoff Ainscow

January 14, 2021 – Environmental Impact of Factory Farming – Jim Burke

November 12, 2020 – The Global Water Crisis, and How We Can Solve It – Cora Kammeyer

October 8, 2020 – Climate Reality Project – Bill DeVincenzi

 August 13, 2020 – Single-Use Plastics – Shirley Freriks

April 9, 2020 – The Coronavirus – Jim Burke

March 12, 2020

February 13, 2020 – Electric Cars – Charlie Michel

January 9, 2020 – Clean Energy – Doug Silverstein

December 5, 2019 – Cohousing – Robert Han Bishop

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