About Us

DearTomorrow is a digital and archive project where people share letters, photos and videos to their children, family or future self about their promise to take action on climate change. Messages are shared publicly on our website and through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Medium and Instagram), traditional media and arts projects to increase motivation and to open up a conversation about why we need act now on climate change.

This project runs 2015 to 2020, a significant moment in history when we need to put the world on the path to renewable energy. We are also working to create a long-term archive to preserve this important period of time for future generations.

DearTomorrow has been recognized as part of the 2017 Grist 50, received the 2016 MIT Climate CoLab award for best new idea to engage the public on climate change, and was featured at the 2016 “What Drives Us” event at TED.com headquarters. The project and letters have been covered by Vox.comPublic Radio International, Mongabay.com, BeforetheFlood.com, and Yale Climate Communications, among others.

Our Team

Jill Kubit, Co-Founder & Director

Jill is the director and co-founder of DearTomorrow. After spending a decade working with the US labor movement on climate change, she has become fascinated with how to best engage people on climate change. Jill is deeply committed to building new ideas, projects and organizations to explore this question and brings many organizational development skills to her work, including: fundraising, building partnerships, developing strategy, teaching, writing, organizing events, and managing projects. She has a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Northwestern. A mom, she was inspired to build DearTomorrow from the first moment she heard the idea. Watch Jill’s TED talk about the DearTomorrow project. jill@deartomorrow.org

Trisha Shrum, Ph.D., Co-Founder

trishaTrisha is co-founder of DearTomorrow and a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado Earth Lab. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School specializing in behavioral science and environmental economics. In her work on how moral frames and time preference affect support for climate change policy, she developed the fundamental concept that underlies DearTomorrow. She credits her own daughter, Eleanor, and Christiana Figueres for the critical inspiration. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Science and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Environmental Science at the Yale School of Forestry. Trisha has been studying and analyzing climate change policy for nearly a decade. trisha@deartomorrow.org

Logo design by Nancy Mendoza.
Website by E. James Ford.

The DearTomorrow project would not be possible without the support of dozens of people who have donated their time and talent to help us advance the project, including: Gretchen Dahlkemper, Molly Rauch, Dominique Browning and the entire team at Moms Clean Air Force, the team at ClimateNexus, Nathaniel Stinnett at the Environmental Voter Project, David Biello at TED, Casey Davis at ProjectARCC, Gus Speth, Grinia Bradwell, Christina McCoy, Cica Viana, Ilan Gutherz, Tristan Brown, Suzi Ward, Kirsi Jansa, and Elizabeth Cole.

A very special thanks to Sebastian Serra, Jennie Hatch, Brooke Suter and Claudia Doblinger for helping to set the groundwork for DearTomorrow from day one.

Media and Speaking Inquiries

For media and speaking inquiries, please send an email to jill@deartomorrow.org.

Our Partners

Our Funders

Our work for 2017 and 2018 is supported by the KR Foundation, individual donors and crowdfunding.

Supporters

Founding Investors: $5000+

3 Anonymous donors

Benefactors $1000+

Michael Davies
Anonymous donor

Sponsors $200+

Monica Ramirez & Scott Derome- for Blu!
Alan & Michele Lamb
Sam & Annabelle Schiller
Trnka Family
Bruce Hamilton
Elvera Shappirio
Bill Resch
Ian Roth
Henry Lee
John Bradwell
Joyce & Jon
Jack & Betty
Jenny Wood
Tamala
Mati­as Claro
Glenn Grimshaw & Kent Larson
Will & Jamie Toraason
7 Anonymous donors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporters: $100 

Roberta Sutton
Gabe Chan
Molly Howard
Carl Hutchinson
Boshyk
Jocelyn & Tom
Donald R. Sadoway
Karen
Vikram Kirloskar
Gretchen Dahlkemper
Tom & Beth Nolan
Sarah Zaphiris
Reid Ashe
MacChang
Susan Myers
Melody Gabriel
Sweta & Mike Wexler
Ehab
Margaret Medellin
Libby Howell
Mark & Mimi Gabriel
Myrish and Eloi
Deb Teng & Brian Mannett
Georgia Hollister Isman
Bill & Eileen Glaser
Jeff, Kristen, Evan, Isaac & Keira
Danielle, Damien & Paloma
Priya Gandhi
Gwyneth Dobson
Dana March
Brooke Suter
Renu Shah
Amy, Jake & Wyatt
Adrian
Paul Severance
Jocelyn Newhouse
5 Anonymous donors

Join Our Team

We are looking for talented and committed volunteers to help us expand this project. Join our core team or help us grow within your local community by organizing an event or becoming a social media ambassador.

If you want to use your skills to change the way the world thinks about climate change, contact Jill with your resume and a 1-2 paragraph statement of interest.