Letter from the Editors
ECA is on the move!
We hope everyone had a pleasant and restorative holiday season. This is the first ECA Mass newsletter of 2020. Given the political climate and urgency of climate action, 2020 is certain to be a pivotal year for the worldwide movement to address climate change. ECA Mass takes this mission very seriously. We try to walk the walk by backing up our hopes for climate sanity with specific actions and initiatives designed to increase public involvement in climate advocacy and action.
This works because we have a growing group of committed activists who show up to do the organizing work and amplify the caring voice of our generation. ECA initiatives include public education and lobbying on behalf of clean energy legislation, contacting “environmental voters” with a get-out-the-vote message (Elders Promote the Vote), opposing new fossil fuel infrastructure such as the Weymouth LNG compressor facility, policy research to inform viable climate policies, working in local, state and national coalitions and much more.
Here’s the key point ------ We need you. Everything that ECA has been able to accomplish is attributable to our member activists – all volunteers. Please read on to find out about some great opportunities to engage and to grow as a leader and activist. We are committed as an organization to supporting each others’ work through mentoring and contributing our time and skills to emerging projects and initiatives.
Please read on to learn about specific opportunities to engage with the work of Elders Climate Action. Most of our current team of project and organizational leaders were followers a year or two ago. We are very proud of our members’ increasing confidence and effectiveness as activists, persuaders and leaders. 2020 is our test -----can we as an organization influence climate policy in a healthy direction at this critical time?
Please read on. This is a long issue because we are introducing several examples of the chapter’s work and opportunities for members to participate. So it’s very good news that we have lots to talk about.
By the way, did we mention that ECA and the pro-climate movement need you?