Preparing for a Green Retirement with Rick Moody
Rick Moody, an advocate for climate change action, will discuss the importance of acknowledging and addressing the threat of climate change, particularly in the context of aging. Individuals should acknowledge their fears in this arena, but use humor to confront anxieties, and take action to prepare for both mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
In this program you will discover:
- How personal experiences motivate people to act, and how connecting with younger generations is crucial.
- How individuals can contribute to addressing climate change as consumers, investors, and citizens
- The ongoing struggles and the importance of personal connections and intergenerational work in climate change
- A message of hope and the belief that everyone can take action to address the climate crisis.
- Resources about several organizations focused on aging and climate and how to find other resources, including Third Act, Elders for Climate Action, and Gray is Green, Friends of the Earth, and Sierra
Note: This is an audio-only interview that has been pre-recorded and is not live. However, if you have questions for our guest, please enter those into the question box on the event site and Rick will be happy to answer those via email.
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 7 AM Hawaiian)
Topic: Preparing for a Green Retirement
Speaker: Rick Moody, Former Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs with AARP, author, speaker, and advocate for positive aging
About Rick Moody
Harry (Rick) Moody, Ph.D., retired as Vice President for Academic Affairs with AARP and is currently Visiting Faculty at Fielding Graduate University and Tohoku University in Japan. He previously served as Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College and Chairman of the Board of Elderhostel (now Road Scholar).
He is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including co-author of Aging: Concepts and Controversies, a gerontology textbook now in its 10th edition. His book The Five Stages of the Soul was published by Doubleday and has been translated into seven languages worldwide. He is the editor of the Human Values in Aging newsletter, with 5,000 subscribers monthly. In 2011 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society on Aging, and in 2008 he was named by Utne Reader Magazine as one of the “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” His current book, Climate Change in an Aging Society, will be published next year by Routledge. He lives in San Mateo, California.