I’m writing this during the Covid-19 pandemic, global Co2 emissions have gone down. We are the virus.
by Leilani Zhu
To my grandson,
I hope that I have left you with the education that will help you make good choices for you, your community and as a citizen of Earth.
Dear Samuel, Willa, and Ben,
To the core of my being, and only through the power of community, I will honor the voices of the youth who are pleading, “Don’t burn my future.” Samuel, Willa, and Ben, your little voices I know, will join that chorus soon enough.
by Megan Thornton
Dear L and N,
My biggest hope is that we will still have mountain trails to hike on, cold mountain lakes to fish in and soak our feet, and clear skies under which we will still marvel at the stars.
My hope is that these letters drift into the wind and become a silly relic of time just before we came together to protect the world we love, and those we love within it.
In this world that is changing before our eyes, I believe that is our task: standing unflinchingly on the side of love, connecting with others, and forging ahead together.
by Abby Huseth
The only way to survive it, even if you don’t feel like you’re winning, is to keep your hands on the rope.
by Caroline Lauer
To My Loved Ones,
I often wonder what the future will be. Will the wonders I have explored with you today still remain? Will the world look different? Will it feel different? Will I feel different?
Writing this, I hope that you still get this feeling in the northwestern corner of our country.
Dear Future Family,
As I’m sitting here trying to think of the best words to say to you all, I am thinking of one major thing: that I can only hope that you all get to experience the incredible beauty created by our planet.
by Kelly Thom
Dear future child(ren) of mine,
Today I am taking actions in order to promote a more healthier world for you.
I will do all I can to help you and your generation live a better life. I don’t know exactly what that is yet, but I know I’ll find it. I love you.
by Jaret Kadlec
To My Future Child,
All I know is that I must fight for what is left, because I want you to see the beauty the world has to offer.
Dear Future Children,
Not only does climate change threaten to deplete humanity of necessary resources for life, it threatens to rid us of perhaps the most crucial and special element in our lives: a connection to the outdoors.
You carry so much love for the world. And – now – I can’t bear the thought of someone so wonderfully bright and brave facing this climate crisis, knowing that you would do everything within your power to stop it right now if you could.
Dear Future Self,
As I write to you from 2020, things are pretty grim.
Dear Kids of the Future,
My wish for all of you is that the people of the present wake up and are able to change their habits.
by Kennedy Marx
I will work endlessly to mend the human relationship with Nature, whom we have separated ourselves from long by now.
by Wyatt Day
Dear future me,
I am 19 years old, and I am angry.
I wonder if in 2050 we will be looking at a future where fear from the changes at hand has caused people to hate rather than love and provide hope. Perhaps in that world we will we no longer comprehend the biblical texts in a meaningful way. Will climate change be the end of the epoch of God?
by Grandma Roy
To my descendants,
I personally need to do more and as I learn more about what I can do, I promise, I will.
by Marni Richards
The weather is as unsettled as I am.
by Rachel Kantor
My darling girls,
I can be brave enough to wake up.
by Alysha Goheen