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#OlderAndGreener

We've launched a campaign to highlight the important contribution older people make to tackling climate change.

Older man trimming a bush

We need your help – join the campaign by sharing your story, comment or the links below, or view and share our resources.

What is #OlderAndGreener?

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This International Day of Older Persons, the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities is supporting the #OlderAndGreener campaign.

When it comes to climate change, older people are among those groups most at risk from the effects. Yet their voices are rarely sought when it comes to solving the crisis. If we’re going to tackle the climate emergency, we need people of all ages to take action and help develop well-rounded policies.

Age-friendly Communities ensure older people are involved in local decision making and can promote green transport, cycling and walking and improving the energy efficiency of homes. All of which also support us to age better.

Use the hashtag #OlderAndGreener to celebrate what older people are doing to tackle the climate emergency.

Take a look at this collection of publicly available photos on the theme of #OlderAndGreener, curated in Pexels.

Activity

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Age-friendly Communities are offering an opportunity for action, with local authorities across the country leading the charge in tackling the crisis and declaring climate emergencies.
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Explore what Age-friendly Communities are doing locally to tackle the climate emergency.
Older activist smiling at camera

Age-positive images

We've updated our age-positive image library with more than 100 photos featuring people aged 50+ helping tackle the climate emergency.
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Tackling the climate emergency is an urgent issue that requires an intergenerational approach. Communities across the UK are ensuring the voices of older people are heard.