I love it—a term for who I am. An identity that provides me and others of my generation another means to act for Earth during this double-whammy time of climate change and mass extinction.
Newspapers recently reported (see references below) about gray-haired folks standing next to young people during their Extinction Rebellion climate protests.
Also, Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, recently announced that he is putting together a gray-green climate advocacy group called the Third Act (see the article and the website below) that will be made up of “experienced” (another term I love) Americans.
Yay for climate-protesting, extinction-rebelling gray greens! If I had hair, I’d be waving it proudly now.
2021-09-06 Karla Adam, “Meet the ‘Grey Greens’ joining Extinction Rebellion on the streets,” Independent, 6 Sep. 2021, Meet the ‘Grey Greens’ joining Extinction Rebellion on the streets
2021-09-04 Karla Adam, “‘Gray greens’: Grandparents are being arrested in London climate protests,” Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2021, “‘Gray greens’: Grandparents are being arrested in London climate protests,”
2021-09-02 Emma Cotton, “Bill McKibben launches ‘Third Act’ to rally older Americans around climate change,” VTDIGGER, 2 Sep. 2021, https://vtdigger.org/2021/09/02/bill-mckibben-launches-third-act-to-rally-older-americans-around-climate-change/
Welcome to Your Third Act. See https://thirdact.org/ (accessed 14 Sep. 2021)