Messages to the Future

 
 

I see this problem to be one of excessive waste.

Dear Cash,

Cash this is your Godfather. Sometimes things have to get worse before they can get better. Sometimes all we see in front of us is doubt, despair, and wrong doings. Sometimes we don't believe that we can do anything about the problems at hand. But this is when we need to keep fighting for what we believe in no matter what. This is the time that separates the good from

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Earth is transitioning into a new epoch – one brought on by the last few generations of human activity.

To my unborn children,

You know…it’s a difficult thing…trying to connect with an audience that you know nothing about. Yet, here am I trying to pen a letter to my future children. As of right now, you only exist in the abstract sense – theoretical constructs that may or may not come into being. All the same, I worry about you. I worry about the type of world you will inherit. More importantly than

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I hope you realize that things won’t make you happy, but people and experiences will.

Dear My Future Child,

I don’t know you yet, and you don’t know me, but I already need to apologize. I’m sorry for the way my generation and generations before me have contaminated your world. In a few short years, we were allowed to consume and destroy what was yours and it’s not at all fair. It’s not at all fair that when I was your age my friends and I ran around the neighborhood,

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I promise to make as many changes to my life as possible to make yours as great as mine.

Dear Future Generations,

It breaks my heart to even feel the need to have to write this. I am a 25 year old girl living in London, turning 26 in 2 days! I have been interested in climate change since i left school but recently i have grown more and more interested. I am scared and saddened that in around 50 years from now the arctic will have practically melted. I love the snow, i love polar

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I'll be here to tell you all the ways I have fought for the health of our home, and fought to protect all of the wide, open spaces for you to run in. When you're old enough, we can fight together.

Hey kiddo,

As far as away as you are, I sure am excited for you. As much as I am absolutely not ready for you yet, I'm looking forward to when I am. I'm definitely scared, too. Scared to let you go even before I have you. But excited to hug you after you leave home for the first time, excited to take you on walks to parks and to watch you

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We are on the brink of revelation. A revelation based on knowledge, compassion and regret.

Dear Tomorrow,

I believe an apology is in order. I am sorry for letting my own interests skew my actions, for knowing better and acting against that knowledge. I am sorry you do not get the same opportunities of preservation as we did. Most of all I am sorry for not having faith in us and you, even for a brief moment. Though we in the present time are lost we are still

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It’s in my generations’ hands to undo what damage has already been done and create a more sustainable future.

Dear future generations,

I apologize. It is not a certainty that by 2050, when you are reading this, the world will be even more of an environmental wreck as compared to the world in 2016, the year I’m writing this, but if trends continue the way they seem to be headed, it likely is. I’m sorry that your children and my children and their children have to deal with extreme weather, mass extinctions

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Nowadays it seems like there aren’t many people who care enough to drive the communal change we need to have a big enough impact.

Dear adventurer,

I’m writing this letter in Chicago, Illinois on November 7th, 2016, one of the warmest November days I’ve ever experienced. Weather patterns and temperatures have probably gotten more intense for you, but I hope that through it all you’ve been safe and comfortable despite the difficulties. Climate change is something that’s been on my mind for a while now – a few years ago, I got interested in environmental science,

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I love you no matter what and everything that I do to protect the future, I do it for you.

Dear Future Baby,

Hello my love of my life. If you are reading this now in the year 2050, I will be 56 years old. Maybe you are a bit older where you can comprehend this letter or maybe you are still a tiny baby just learning to say “mama” or “dada”. I am forever grateful that you have come into my life no matter how this world has turned out to be. I

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Before you read this letter I believe I can make all of this happen and most likely more so that we can live in a better world.

Dear Tomorrow or my future children,

First of all I would like to say hello, I hope climate change is not affecting you as much as it was affecting my generation. Hopefully the world has come together to work and solve sustainability and you have more appreciation of the Earth and the many wonderful things it can provide you. Growing up I saw the effects of climate change on a global level, the temperature rises all the

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One of the biggest problems about the environmental crisis right now is that we don’t talk about it enough.

Dear Tomorrow,

In the year 2016 I am lucky enough to live in a world, where we have created the most amazing technology mankind has seen since it was created. I’m unlucky enough to see the complexity of the natural world being destroyed to create the technology that has carried us so far. I know the projections for the future in 50 years or a hundred. I know how sea levels are going

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While I will try my best to change the course of our planets future in my lifetime, I know the battle will continue on long after I am gone.

Dear Tomorrow,

It pains me to know that a planet which has stood strong for almost 5 billions years is finally reaching its limit. It pains me to know that future generations will be unable to experience the joys of earth which I once able to. It pains me to know that us humans are at fault for the monster we have created. However, it inspires me to know that awareness is

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I’m optimistic because the Earth is so boundless that no matter how far we dig ourselves, we find something to pull us up.

This is for you guys,

We’ve made it another year; no apocalyptic movie predicting the end of the world has been accurate thus far, so that’s something to be happy about. What these crazy unseen futures tell us is that nothing is set in stone about the world; there is no magic day where the heavens come crashing down onto us and sweep Earth in bountiful natural disasters. There will be no day when the

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The world isn't some thing you live on, it is something you live with. You treat it with care, you love it. Because it is beautiful.

Dear future child,

Even though I don't know who you are right now, I can only imagine that you are doing good. Maybe you are flying to school in hover cars or driving some "old" Honda. I'm not really sure how the world is going to look actually. I would like to picture it as some cool futuristic world where everything is made out of glass and chrome. But in reality, I imagine

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jag vill att du ska veta att jag ser magin i vår värld och jag tänker göra allt i min makt för att rädda den för din skull.

Mitt hjärta,

du är det absolut finaste som jag har i detta universum. Min högsta önskan för dig är att du får se vår jord så som jag har fått se den. Att du får uppleva en stjärnklar natt på en strand på Maui. Eller att du får se en soluppgång som är så magnifik att du aldrig mer kommer tvivla på all den magi som finns på vår jord. Men jag är

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It is possible to live in peace with all others: animals, religions, people and mother nature!

Dear AIESECers,

Hey AIESEC!???!!! I imagine by now this organisation is sensationally huge all over the world and incredible source of creating new leaders who are value-driven and who cares about our planet enough to ACT upon it even after leaving AIESEC! Right now, I really aware of my footprint and what our and the previous generation were doing to endanger our home, planet Earth.. I can not even believe that so far

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All in all, I just want you, and everyone in your generation, and everyone to come after your generation, to live on the type of earth that I lived on.

Dear Jack Jr.,

Hi Jack Jr., it's Jack Sr. sending you a perhaps melancholic message. You must be receiving this around 2050, which means food production has (hopefully) doubled since I was a teen, and mega-cities are even more populated and probably ingeniously scrapping for resources. Not until recent have I thought about climate change, or really my behavior at all from a sustainability perspective. It's crazy how much I have learned recently, and

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I will start using more efficient methods of energy that help our planet and will be more mindful of my actions.

Dear Tomorrow,

I am sorry for how selfish I have been to pursue my own monetary happiness. I wish I could have grown up in a more sustainable region and could truly understand the effects of my actions. I hope that I can change the way I live to help change the way you do as well. I am sorry if you do not get to see all of the beautiful sights I

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