AARP

Carbon Footprint, Technology, Innovation and Going Green

 

Carbon Footprint—Studies show that the baby boomers have the highest footprint among all age groups. They represent the first generation of the consumer society and bring high levels of spending to middle and later life.

Technology—Health care must start expanding beyond the traditional walls of hospitals and into homes and communities. Doctors and nurses need the flexibility to provide care in an ongoing, proactive fashion. Technology will be part of the solution.

Innovation—Using information and communications technology, seniors are able to participate in virtual classrooms and are able to be involved in lifelong learning programs.

Going Green—Older people must be part of the effort to tackle climate change. Their interest and enthusiasm should be harnessed to make the world a fit place for their grandchildren and to build a positive force for the future.