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San Diego Nonprofit Helps Grandparents Join The Fight Against Climate Change

Attendees march in the People's Climate March in San Diego, 2014.
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Attendees march in the People's Climate March in San Diego, 2014.
Stay Cool for Grandkids aims to inform and engage grandparents and seniors with the goal of them becoming advocates on climate change issues.

When David and Peg Engel became grandparents after the birth of their granddaughter, Violet, they decided it was time to take a stand.

"We wanted to preserve the best possible climate future for her," David Engel said.

The Engle's started the nonprofit Stay Cool for Grandkids. The San Diego-based nonprofit is now in its seventh year of operation. The goal is to inform and engage grandparents and seniors, through a series of events and meetings, with the goal of them becoming advocates on climate change issues.

David Engel and Linda Pratt, who heads the organization's advisory board, joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to talk about why seniors should join the fight against climate change.