Some useful background discussion for pushing back against the common perception that older people are indifferent to the climate crisis to be had in this free webinar hosted by Encore on December 9: Co-generational Activism: How to fight for change in your Third Act. Here’s the description.
A free, virtual conversation with Bill McKibbon, Katie Eder and Pennie Opal Plant, moderated by Harriette Cole
Author and climate activist Bill McKibben recently launched Third Act, a new effort to activate older Americans as a force for social good. His reasoning? People over 60 often have the time, money and skills to do the work — and the planet needs their experience.
A big part of Third Act’s strategy lies in partnering with youth leaders and activists of all ages who are working on climate change, voting rights and social justice — finding new and innovative ways to lift their voices and support their efforts.
On December 9, 2021 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET, Encore.org will host a free, virtual conversation with Bill McKibben along with Katie Eder, youth climate organizer and executive director of Future Coalition and Pennie Opal Plant, co-founder of Idle No More, SF Bay. Tune in to learn how they’re collaborating across generations and what each of us can do to get involved. Encore.org Senior Fellow Harriette Cole — journalist, life coach and host of Dreamleapers on WBAI — will moderate.
This program is presented by Encore.org and co-sponsored by Third Act, the Encore Network, Changing the Narrative, Climate Petition to AARP, Growing Greener, The Purpose XChange, SAGE and YEA! Impact.