Dear Climate Friend,
I live in a small town in Northern California. We're a community filled with environmental activists so I was surprised and honored when the committee organizing our Women's March asked me to speak on the climate. I had helped organize a local climate action group and many of our group's members stood with me as I honored young climate activists and spoke up as an Elder Climate Activist. We sent the couple of hundred marchers out with the song Sing for the Climate after I shared these words:
Today, I stand here as an older woman, surrounded by many other Elders, to say that it is not just young people who care about the future. We too refuse to leave an unsustainable planet for our grandchildren,
future generations and all life.
We are profoundly sorry that our actions, our privileged life styles
have led to such devastating changes.
It’s time for a Green New Deal
It’s time for a Carbon Fee and Dividend program
It’s time for climate justice.
We will not retire from the urgent work of protecting our precious, fragile Mother Earth.