The static "welcome" post below is followed by many more you can look up using categories in the left column. The Green Seniors site and Joyce's personal writing as Greengranny contain many posts on gardening (urban, organic-inclined, etc), permaculture, and sustainable agriculture that are relevant to hunger.
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Thanks for all you do,
Green Seniors is based on the belief that there are thousands of people in the world who care about the natural environment, have some time to spare, and want to do something to try and fix the problems that we have created.
We know that global warming is real; it has been made far worse by greenhouse gases building up in Earth's atmosphere; and the burning of fossil fuels, the loss of our forests and many other human activities are causing this. Carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, stays in the atmosphere for up to 200 years. Right now the oceans and soil are absorbing much of the excess carbon, but in a couple of decades these "sinks" will be full, and we will still be pumping ever more carbon into the atmosphere. Other gases like methane and nitrous oxide are making the problem even worse, and it will get worse...
The people of Earth must do everything they can, as soon as possible, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help nature to protect us from the consequences. Every nation. Every state or city. Every village. Every home. Every person.
What does that mean? We will explain in simple terms what we can do, show what other people are doing, and put people in touch with others who feel the same.
People everywhere are learning what they can do and doing what they can. Retired persons ("Green Seniors") have a special opportunity to make a difference for future generations. Visit this site often and get going! Your grandchildren will cherish you for it. An inhabitable world is the most important legacy we can give them.
The good news is that we can make changes to our lives and those of people around us, and there are technologies that can help us make those changes even more effective. People and their governments, businesses, and organizations are waking up to the challenge - the greatest challenge humanity has yet faced.
But the time for action is growing short - we may only have a few years to turn things around.
What Are Green Seniors?
Green Seniors have always existed. They are the people who, regardless of age, fight for what they believe. They are the people who see the way that our natural environment is changing for the worse and want to do something about it. They are the people who are a pain in the neck of authority, in fact of anyone and anything that operates in a way that degrades the environment for no good reason.
We are entering a new age of global environmental awareness, and this is affecting all of us, not just in what we see and read in the media, but also directly in the form of extreme weather, changes in animal populations, changes in crop patterns. Our lives are changing due to the inaction of the generations that came before us, and the malicious activities of those people in power whose interests meant that people were not told the true scale of the damage that was happening to our world.
There are 36 million people aged over 65 in the USA; in the United Kingdom there are 9 million; in Germany, 16 million; in Canada, 4 million; in France, 10 million. National elections have swung on a just a few hundred votes.
There is a very large group of people who have time to spare, and the motivation to change things for the better. They are the Green Seniors, and you could well be one of them, just by having taken the time to read this.
We at www.greenseniors.org believe that all that time and energy can make an impact where it is most needed, whether that be as an individual writing letters and informing friends or simply, and very importantly, lowering the impact of our way of life; people acting together in small community groups to raise awareness of environmental issues, and changing the behavior of large numbers of people; networks of people and groups spread across a large area, working together to ensure that state and national governments or multinationals are no longer able to get away with the terrible activities they have for so many years. In fact there is no limit to the number of ways that people can work together or alone – if the message is clear enough then things will change through your actions.
So tell the world that there is a way that everyone - whatever their age, whatever their ability – can reverse the damage we have done. The Green Seniors are coming.
About This Web Site
This web site is designed to provide a hub for anyone interested in being a Green Senior, or who just wants to know more about the kinds of work that is being done, and needs to be done to move humanity towards a better existence - an existance that has a future.
<< On the left hand side are links to resources on the Green Seniors web site itself - articles, information sources, news items and essays on other sites run by the Green Seniors authors. This information keeps being added to.
>> On the right hand side are links to other web sites that we think are relevant and helpful in the effort to improve the state of the natural environment through effective action. Links can be added on request (see "About Us" for contact details)
The items below are from the Green Seniors Blog archive. Some of the posts are (like some of us) getting on a bit but are all still very relevant.
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