Special Topics

This page will focus on specific topics relating to climate change, with videos featuring various contributions expressed by those we have interviewed.

Divestment. We are exposed to news stories about universities, retirement plans, and other organizations that are considering divesting from fossil fuel investments. What is divestment, and why is it an important initiative in the movement to address climate change? Bill McKibben, Michael Brune explain. Play video.

The Role of Elders. In the struggle against climate change, elders are part of a generation that has contributed significantly to carbon in the atmosphere, and which has delayed action on climate change in spite of the warnings by the scientific community stretching back several decades. For several reasons, however, elders may have an important role to play in finding solutions to the climate crisis. Loren Blackford of the Sierra Club speaks to this issue: play video.

Bill McKibben offers his views on the unique roles that may be played by elders in the climate crisis: play video.


This we know. The Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth. All things are connected, like the blood that unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth. We do not weave the web of life; we are only a strand of it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

Chief Seattle