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Marion Marx, left, and Marian Sachs. Image: Gina Ferazzi/LA Times
Inspired by Greta Thunberg, 101-year-old Marian Sachs has vowed to take a stand against climate change in her own Los Angeles retirement community. After having read about Greta’s movement, Sachs tried to think of a way that she could make a difference and along with fellow resident Marion Marx, decided to push her community to serve less meat once a week. They sent around the following petition to their fellow residents for a vote:
“As responsible seniors, we should give them our support in this climate crisis. We feel we can do our part by observing a meatless day once a week. It will be our opportunity to be of some help.”
The petition passed overwhelmingly.
As the LA Times’ Steve Lopez wrote of Sachs,
“After more than a century on the planet, she’s still sharp, curious, engaged. She worked in nursing and then architecture; she and her late husband raised three kids, drove one of the first hybrid vehicles, collected rocks and shared a love of nature. She now aims her binoculars at nearby birds, follows the news closely, and is horrified by growing evidence of an overheated planet.”
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