A caring, well-informed network of elders who raise consciousness about our connection to future generations -- and our responsibility to leave them a cultural and public policy legacy that promotes their well being.
Read our new "Elders Statement of Concern about Democracy and Global Warming" and List of Actions. Click on the PDF symbol here: ☞
Started in 2012 in response to a host of critical issues discussed by a group of elders, Elders for Future Generations is committed to advocating for public policies that protect and promote quality of life for all the children and adults who follow us.
It is an expanding, broad-based network of informed and active elders whose individual and collective voices fulfill our mission.
The network is organized in a way that is not dependent upon one leader for its continuation or success. Rather, it is continually energized by the collective compassion, wisdom, voice, and leadership qualities inherent to each generation of elders.
Our Declaration of Values and World View. Click here to read.
In order to become informed about public policy issues and to advocate for responsible collective actions, members work on a variety of committees.
At the present time, members are engaged in the following:
Action Steps on Issues of Global Warming and Voting Rights
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Prior to the pandemic, Elders for Future Generations met every other Friday at 3:15 p.m. in room 211 in the Wishcamper Center at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. At the present time, we are meeting on Zoom.
Contact us for more information.
Read Bill Nemitz's article about the Elders:
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Read this excellent article entitled "This Coastal Town Banned Tar Sands and Sparked a War with the Oil Industry" from Inside Climate News. Members of Elders for Future Generations were instrumental in making this happen.
Click here to read.
To educate ourselves and others
To promote broad-based, public discussion
To determine which issues are most strategic
To determine collective actions
To engage with decision makers and influencers
To connect with and to support efforts of existing organizations
To engage the talents, experience, skills, and interests of people in the network
To develop operational guidelines