Green Seniors helps seniors take action and find networks. We're about planting the seeds of new ideas, of motivating and encouraging, of building communications among diverse environmental entities. We're not an organization "on the ground" so to speak. But it takes organizations whose members engage with the earth itself, to tackle certain missions. "Great Old Broads for Wilderness" is one of those organizations.
Photo: Veronica Egan, Executive Director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness
A year ago Green Seniors was delighted to learn about Great Old Broads for Wilderness, an organization truly "on the ground," whose members hike out, camp out, and work out in the wilderness repairing damage others have done. It boasts chapters in various states of the USA involving some 3,500 members, including some men*.
Recently our friends at Great Old Broads for Wilderness were featured in an article in the AARP Bulletin Earth Works: Why Mature Activism May Save the Planet.
Take a look, then pay their website a visit at www.greatoldbroads.org
Even if wilderness preservation is not the mission for you personally, it will brighten your day just to see what this group is accomplishing and how it is growing.
Great Old Broads was started 20 years ago. As a non-profit organization, it now boasts a high degree of sophistication. In the "About Us" section of their website you'll meet the paid staff who are helping the membership to make a difference.
Green Seniors featured this group in a post on May 28, 2008 as a part of our promotion of environmental networking. Executive Director Veronica Egan answered some questions put to her by Green Seniors' Keith Farnish. Green Seniors is thrilled to see this organization growing and thriving, and wishes them continued success.
*Note for non-US readers: "broad" is a colloquial term for a woman.