Environmental Awareness and Action

This publication is a collaboration between Generations United and Penn State Cooperative Extension. It also provides a theoretical framework, program development tools as well as examples and activities to help those interested in developing such programs begin.

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Intergenerational environmental initiatives present a tremendous opportunity to unite and involve people of all ages. The initiatives highlighted in this guidebook provide rich examples of how intergenerational dialogue can serve as a powerful medium for helping people see the relevance and vital importance of the environment not only to their own wellbeing but also to the well-being of their families and communities. They also demonstrate that participants of intergenerational environmental programs display an increased readiness to take action to protect and care for the environment.