Sent on by
Sahar Mahmood
Send Your Own Message

Dear Tomorrow,

I am writing to your from the year 2016, from a place that I call home.

As a 23 year old female from Pakistan, the most you can do is live your life and study in the hope of achieving a good job and starting a family. I won’t say that I was any different from the cliches identified, but it would be false to claim that I was not aware of the ongoing climatic problem. The shortage of rain, the severe summer becoming longer each year and the pollution did worry me. The celebrities posting a message about going green always motivated me, but the turning point for me was after I viewed the documentary called “Before the Flood”. It made me think about my nieces and what kind of future will I be leaving for them. Will my parting gift for them would be drought, dry lands, heat and no scenic beauty that I grew up watching on earth? I don’t want the rainforests, the glaciers and the rivers to be a picture on the wall of what once was on this earth. And I don’t want to play the victim of how helpless I was against the bigger forces like government and politics.

I want to be able to stand with pride in front of them and say “I did everything in my power to safeguard a future for you and your children.” Hence, i will not wait for the governments to make changes. I have taken the initiative of going green on personal level. I have cut down on my meat consumption, banned using plastic shoppers or bottles, and installed led lights in my home. And with every step I take towards my future, my decision will be driven by my conscience of saving the future. It all starts with you and hence I am taking control of the reins in my life regarding saving the global climate. I hope you won’t be dissapointed in the future by my efforts. Dont repeat the mistakes of your ancestors and do everything to preserve our home, our EARTH.

Sahar Arshad Mahmood
2-11-2016

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

Dear Donatella,

We ran through the woods laughing, crying, and living.

 

Queridos amigos sobrevivientes.

Quiero pensar que ustedes serán la diferencia, que tomaran más actos sobre el asunto y no dejaran que nada los detenga.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I will opt up to deep green

 

Hey Kiddos!

My hope for you is that all our legislative efforts and care for the environment makes a difference so that we can wipe asthma out of our family.

 

Dear Maddie,

Please know that I have tried very hard to be one of those people, to even make the smallest of changes in order to improve the world for you and your future.

 

dear me in 2030,

I am smelling burning plastic!

 

Dear My Future Child,

I want to sculpt a world for you where you can play outside without gas masks, an ocean to swim in without toxins, and a thick lively forest for you to wander.

 

Dear Finn and Cy,

I think a lot about what you might be like when you grow up and about what kind of world you will live in.

 

Dear girls,

I love you and I care deeply about your future.

 

To my Dad,

I hope on this Father’s Day, my 24th birthday, and the rest of days, we remember that the most basic part of life is living happy with the ones we love. Acting every day against climate change will allow us to keep that simple piece of humanity.

 

To earth & its inhabitants,

Its been heavy on my shoulders since I found out about the state of climate woes as a child.

 

To my beloved granddaughters, Margaret and Caroline,

Growing up in Germany, I often wondered what my parents had done to oppose the Nazi regime in the 1930’s that led to WWII.  I was so disappointed when I found out how passive they had been. For me, this was formative.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message