I missed it, but this sounds fun! Why older Americans are taking to the streets for climate action:
The March 21 day of action included marches, rallies, and protesters sitting in shifts to blockade local branches of the “big four” fossil fuel-funding banks: Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, and Bank of America. In Washington, D.C., many of the demonstrators did so in painted rocking chairs — which, in addition to adding comfort, “turned out to be a highly effective way to block the entrances to banks,” McKibben noted.
Why did he start it?
“It did begin at some point to bother me, the number of times I heard people say, ‘Oh, it’s up to the next generation to solve this problem,’” says the famed author and environmentalist Bill McKibben….
“It really began to occur to me that a group that had a lot of structural power was older people like me,” he says. Not only do they often hold positions of authority, but baby boomers and the Silent Generation together control about 70 percent of the nation’s wealth, compared to less than 5 percent for millennials
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