Seniors In Action

“Climate change is the ultimate betrayal of intergenerational equity. It imposes costs on future generations that the current generation has no direct incentives to fix.”– Mark Carney

Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050

A Sydney man has set an ambitious target to phase out his alcohol consumption within the next 29 years, as part of an impressive plan to improve his health.  

The program will see Greg Taylor, 73, continue to drink as normal for the foreseeable future, before reducing consumption in 2049 when he turns 101. He has assured friends it will not affect his drinking plans in the short or medium term.

Taylor said it was important not to rush the switch to non-alcoholic beverages. “It’s not realistic to transition to zero alcohol overnight. This requires a steady, phased approach where nothing changes for at least two decades,” he said, adding that he may need to make additional investments in beer consumption in the short term, to make sure no night out is worse off.

Taylor will also be able to bring forward drinking credits earned from the days he hasn’t drunk over the past forty years, meaning the actual end date for consumption may actually be 2060.

To assist with the transition, Taylor has bought a second beer fridge which he describes as the ‘capture and storage’ method.

We are seniors compelled to urgent action.
Our seniors’ climate action group will inform, and mobilize seniors in an effort to prevent more climate catastrophes.  We recognize that climate action is also a demand for social justice and economic transformation – the opportunity, as well as the need, to address racism and economic inequities.  We know that Canada was founded on the occupation/ invasion/ colonization of Indigenous lands. We are in this for the sake of future generations and the survival of life on the planet.

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Climate Legacy

Connecting Seniors to Climate Action

Many seniors are already involved in climate action through personal action and as members of groups. They retrofit their homes, donate to environmental groups, volunteer with a local or national organization and vote for candidates who promote climate action.

We want to strengthen the actions of seniors already involved and encourage more seniors to join us through the creation of a network.

Have a look at how seniors in many groups are confronting the climate crisis – Here

Webcast: Canada’s Climate Record: Broken Promises, Bright Future? Video links

Full recording:

Canada’s Climate Record: Broken Promises, Bright Future? November 7, 2021 – YouTube

And in the USA

Bill McKibben launches ‘Third Act’ to rally older Americans around climate change
Bill McKibben, Poor People's Campaign

– By Emma Cotton – VTDigger

It’s time for baby boomers and members of the Silent Generation to organize against climate change, according to veteran environmental activist and writer Bill McKibben. 

The Ripton resident is known for founding the grassroots environmental organization with a group of Middlebury College students in 2008 and writing one of the first books about climate change for a general audience, “The End of Nature,” published in 1989.

Now, he’s stepping away from his weekly New Yorker column to dedicate more time to a new organization, called Third Act, aimed at engaging activists over age 60.