Many Canadians are concerned about the looming threat of accelerating climate change, the proverbial “elephant in the room”.   

We see climate change bringing extreme heat waves, floods and increasing air pollution and we ask ourselves, “What does this mean for us and our children and grandchildren? What can we do about it?”   

For some people like Jane Cox in Sudbury, climate change is a call to action. “Just jump in wherever you are,” said Jane. “If possible, you should work with young people, they really energize you. As a grandmother it makes you think a little differently.”   

For others like Scott Hortop in Almonte, climate change is a problem to solve. Those who have retired usually have years of expertise that can make a difference. In Scott’s case, he found his passion for climate solutions in—of all things—compost. You can read more of his story here.   

Older Canadians, on their own and in groups, are exploring ways to help address the climate crisis using the skills and tools they developed throughout fruitful careers or longtime hobbies—for ourselves and for coming generations. We’ve got lots of examples of our network members using their skills to fight climate change, and actions you can take with your own time.  

Individual Action
Collective Action
Public Action