About Us

DearTomorrow is a digital platform 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 on deartomorrow.org and through social media, traditional media, and arts projects to increase motivation and open up a conversation about why we need to act now on climate change.

Our goal is to reach over 20 million people with 10,000 personal messages by 2020.

We are creating a long-term archive to preserve these stories for our children, grandchildren, future selves, and future generations. All messages will be available in the years 2030 and 2050.

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; Nathaniel Stinnett at the Environmental Voter Project; Molly Rauch, Dominique Browning and the entire team at Moms Clean Air Force; the team at ClimateNexus; David Biello at TED; Casey Davis at ProjectARCC; Gus Speth; Grinia Bradwell; Christina McCoy; Cica Viana; Ilan Gutherz; Tristan Brown; Suzi Ward; Kirsi Jansa; Jessica Vogt; Elizabeth Cole; Elle Pak; Korinna Knapp, and Geof Victory.

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

The project and letters have been featured by Vox.comPublic Radio International2017 Grist 50TED NYC, the MIT Climate CoLab, Virgin.com, BECC (Behavior, Energy and Climate Change) Conference, and Yale Climate Connections. For media and speaking inquiries, please send an email to jill@deartomorrow.org.

Our Partners

Our Funders

Our work is made possible through the generous support of the KR Foundation and over 490 individual contributions. To grow our work in 2018, we’ve launched a new monthly donors program. To become a sustaining donor or for more information, please contact jill@deartomorrow.org.

Supporters

Founding Investors $5000+
Michael Davies
3 Anonymous donors

Benefactors $1000+
2 Anonymous donors

2018 Sponsors $200+
Jen Austin
Joel Burns & J.D. Angle
Alan & Michele Lamb
Bruce Hamilton
Jack & Betty
PJ Jannuzzi
Vikram Kirloskar
Henry and Mary Lee
Nathan Ophardt & Kristina Anderson
Sam & Annabelle Schiller
Elvera Shappirio
Will & Jamie Toraason
Priscilla Woolworth
1 Anonymous donor


2018 Sustaining Monthly Donors
Molly Blank
The Blessington Family
Jocelyn Crapo + Tom Tillotson
Claudia Doblinger
Gwen Dobson
Jenny, David, and Lumen Flinders
Glenn Grimshaw
Elaine Hill
Georgia Hollister Isman
Julia Lee
Lindsay
Hannah Luetke-Stahlman & Rick McClure
Sebastian Serra
Amy Sherman
Joyce and Jon Stonebraker
Danielle and Damien Zamudio

 

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.