Messages to the Future

 
 

By voting for politicians who legitimately care about the wellbeing of the environment, we can help to save the Earth.

Dear future generations,

I first would like to start off by apologizing for the mess we left you all in; the world is a pretty materialistic place and tends to care more about money and power than preserving the planet in which we live. It's pretty hypocritical if you think about it, because (at the rate we're currently effecting the Earth) once it becomes unlivable, it is no longer about money or wealth,

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I decided that it was time to take steps to prevent further destruction to our beloved earth so that you now can live is a safe, clean world.

Dear the future of tomorrow,

It is currently the year 2016 and I am sitting in an environmental chem class room thinking about where the future will be in 50 years or so when you are grown, raising a family and enjoy our beautiful earth that your are so lucky to be inhabiting. When I was 20 years old I learned about the severe destruction occurring to our environment and I decided that it was time

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Sometimes I feel so strongly about the necessity to combat climate change that I can feel my heart aching.

Dear Tomorrow,

At this point in time I look around at the constant neglect and carelessness from the country, community, and campus that I live in. Sometimes I feel so strongly about the necessity to combat climate change that I can feel my heart aching. It's discouraging to see how many people do not know or do not care how their actions affect the world when it's all I think about. It's

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It seems as though we are gambling now with the fate of our future and nobody seems to care because the debt collectors will come for you, not us.

Dear future,

Climate change is happening. We know it is, yet we don’t do much about it because it isn’t hurting us. It seems as though we are gambling now with the fate of our future and nobody seems to care because the debt collectors will come for you, not us. we know it is getting bad but habits won’t change because there isn’t a gun to our heads forcing that decision.

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Spending all my time outside playing barefoot on the grass and ocean sand, it was the feeling of being free and invincible in the world.

Dear my future children,

It is hard to write this knowing that the world is a completely different place from what it was when I was growing up. Spending all my time outside playing barefoot on the grass and ocean sand, it was the feeling of being free and invincible in the world. The water of the ocean was so blue and the beaches were as clean as they could be. You could see

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I will try to change my ways and so that you can see the same picture that I see when I look out the window or even have a better view.

Dear Tomorrow

I’m sorry that I could never finish a water bottle and I’m sorry that I even bought them. I didn’t know that those bottles of water eventually ended up polluting our oceans and killing our sea animals. But, I know that ignorance is not an excuse. Earth was given to us and we choose to treat it irresponsibly and then refused to face our actions. I know at this point

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I hope that our world will realize its fatal flaws and change before it is too late.

Dear Tomorrow,

I'm ashamed to think of how we are currently treating the world and what hardships you and everyone will face as a result. It is May 2, 2016; I am writing in my last class ever as a senior in college, about to enter a world which is still denying that climate change exists. I hope that our world will realize it's fatal flaws and change before it is too late.

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My goal was to help you grow into better citizens of our planet; to help you care about our natural world and to make everyday choices that reflect concern for our beautiful earth and our own health as well as encourage you to work together to make changes in our community.

Dear Malasher and Alex,

I've known you both since you were in elementary school. You know I do what I do because I care passionately about our planet and the people in our community. I've never thought my goal was to have all of you go into environmental careers. My goal was to help you grow into better citizens of our planet; to help you care about our natural world and to make everyday choices

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I hope that the people of my generation have begun considering your lives more closely than their own.

Dear Tomorrow,

I hope there are still trees around you, animals to look at and clean air to breathe. I hope that the people of my generation have begun considering your lives more closely than their own, and that more people have understood that there needs to be more done for the future rather than themselves. I'm sorry for the destruction, on my behalf and on behalf of my generation as well. We

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In this interconnected, interdependent world, every action makes a difference.

Dear Tomorrow,

Living in a society consumed by materialism, we are told that success is measured in monetary form. It is only when one is brave enough to step back and look beyond themselves do they come to the realization that there are people who have lost, or have never even had, basic necessities for livelihood. In this interconnected, interdependent world, every action makes a difference. It is up to us if

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We have to realize that the earth is our home, yes, but it is the home to millions of other species, and we have a duty to protect that.

Dear Tomorrow,

I know that climate change is happening and I think that we must start acting to stop it. We as a community need to firstly become aware of the problems in this world because without knowing the problems we cannot fix them. We need to protect the trees and stop consuming products that use these resources with no consideration for all that they are ruining. We need to make a

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I hope that my generation takes the steps that are necessary for you to live the quality of life that you and all of your generation and all generations are entitled to.

Dear Future Kid,

The changing climate is an important issue. This is especially true for your generation. The impact that my generation has on the climate and world we live in will be greater for you than it will for us. For this it is with great regret that I admit that my generation does not take climate change as seriously as it should and most likely as seriously as your generation will

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But happiness can only be found in other people, not the oil fields or mining mountains.

To my daughter,

We learned about it and knew. Yet production still grew. The Amazon, the Virunga, they were of the few left with some of the oldest living species on earth. But right now there's not much I can do. Their trees come down and with it any bit of human dignity. It is not the fault of the people that do it, but the system which forces them to. Society has created a way of

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The world was not put here for me, but I will be here for the world. And so will you.

Dear future children,

Although I have never known a world untouched by climate change, I was lucky enough to grow up around forests and oceans, breathing fresh air and seeing the biodiversity that this world has to offer. Growing up in Alaska made me feel a connection to the environment that I hope you can feel too-- a knowledge that this earth is our home, our only home, and everything we are and

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I can now see that the solutions are there, that a transition of the magnitude that is needed, is possible.

Hi buddy,

I had such a great time hanging out with you at the zoo yesterday. Together, we walked around the zoo searching for the peacocks. We then fed the sheep, watched the baboons and went to see the sea lion show with your class. We had our first picnic lunch in 2016. Sitting there on the grass talking to your teachers and the other parents, I felt really fortunate that I could take the day

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What we failed to do, at least early on, was to see how important it was to put those solutions together. To combine into a way forward.

Dear You Tomorrow,

You who is not you. Not yet. You are barely even the idea of you right now. You are living in a world that is not like mine. How do I know? Because my world is not like it was back when I was younger I. And much different back before I was anything. And I am sorry. This letter is an admission of guilt as much as anything. Because I didn't

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I hope this year is a real turning point and by the time you’re a teenager, your life is powered almost entirely by clean energy like solar and wind.

A love letter to my son

Everything changed on 26th November 2011. In the midst of blood, sweat and tears of joy my body joined billions of other women before me as I gave birth to you, my son, my firstborn. So common but yet so extraordinary. That day I was the weakest and the strongest all at once. I was a kitten and a lioness. I wanted to protect this little flicker of light at

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Reflections on COP21: Our Path Forward

Dear Gabriel,

I just tucked you into bed. Since you are too young to grasp the significance of this historic moment, I will write to you about my thoughts of the global climate talks in Paris, COP21 and you can read it when you are older. When you read this, you will probably not remember that I was away for almost an entire week, the longest I have ever been away from you. I

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