Sent on by
Sean Tarpley
Send Your Own Message

Dear fellow outdoorsman,

I’m writing to you today, to express to you what value the world around us truly gives on a daily basis. For me I truly started to notice it at a young as I found myself outside and in the “wild” at any given moment. I was lured in by the beauty and the pureness that could be found just in the backyard. That’s where the outdoorsman roots start. I started to see what the environment could do for me, yes that may sound selfish, but there’s a wide range of possibilities here. I believe the biggest thing, it has given me are the memories that are shared. The places, and the experiences in these “wild” places are what drive you back every time. Looking back at the short time I’ve been allowed on this earth, so much of the joy inside me and the fullness that is felt comes from these places or the things that reside in them. Not having that growing up or being able to experience something like that at all would leave a void in walk through life. That why there needs to be a respect for our environment, but not only that, strive to understand it and help it grow to what it can be.

-Thank you Sean Tarpley

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

My darling Cassidy,

I know I need to write this to you, and I don’t want to because it makes me so sad. I have been desperately avoiding my feelings about climate change, for many years, but especially and with greater intensity every year since you were born.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to turn old shirts into produce bags.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise I will do whatever I can to protect and preserve mother Earth for future generations.

 

Dearest Finlay,

I hope you are healthy and happy and that you feel supported by the ecosystem around you because we are all deeply truly interconnected. We depend on the earth to take care of us, and nature needs us to take care of her in turn. We all need each other.

 

Dear Evie of 2050,

I can feel the change happening — many people are working to transform the world.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise I will use less fossil fuels.

 

Dear Evan,

We want your future family to enjoy the same beautiful places we enjoyed.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to purchase carbon offsets when we fly.

 

To my daughters,

In order for you two be happy and healthy, we all need to work hard to prevent climate change.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise I will do everything I can to help fight against climate change.

 

Dear future Michelle,

As consumers, it is our duty to protest and force companies to be greener and avoid environmental damage, whether they are from the food industry or from any other production industry. It’s about time we start thinking greener.

 

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.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message