- Green seniors
Green seniors refers to
elderlyor retiredpeople who have an active interest in environmental issues.
The term is believed to have first been publicly used by the
European Green Partyin the 2005 [http://huizekeytsman.telenet.be/ENGS/engs3.htm Declaration Of Brussels] , and has been subsequently discussed by various Green Parties in Europewithout wider uptake as a generic term.
demographicsof the modern environmental movementtend to be skewed towards younger people (sometimes referred to as " Generation Y"; with the exception of a smaller number of "elder statespersons" who were involved in the birth of the modern environmental movement. This is demonstrated clearly in the membership profiles of organisations such as Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Networkand [http://peopleandplanet.org/ People and Planet] , who all classify themselves as Direct Actiongroups.
A website called [http://www.greenseniors.org Green Seniors] was launched in 2006 to attempt to give the term wider currency and provide a portal specifically for older people to access information and find environmental organisation and campaigns.
* [http://huizekeytsman.telenet.be/ENGS/engs.htm European Network Of Green Seniors]
* [http://www.greenseniors.org Green Seniors]
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