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

 

To My Future Child(ren),

The fact that you are reading this means that you would know the answer to a question that has kept me up at night more often than I would like to admit: Did I make you proud?

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to ask five of my friends to plant trees.

 

Dear future me,

I am 19 years old, and I am angry.

 

Dear future loved ones,

As I sit here and write to you, I’d like to share with you something more horrifying than a few boos – our current home, Earth.

 

dear future people (:

I hope that people are still enjoying the wonders that nature has to offer.

 

Dear Future Kids Like Me,

What I hope for future kids like me is that they continue to ride the groundswell of climate change support all the way into action.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

The transformation of human consciousness

 

To my daughter and son,

Surrounded by scientists who shared my fears and visions, I often had a hard time to accept that outside our small community climate change received marginal attention.

 

Caro me stesso,

Non so dove e con chi sarò nel 2050, spero che sia un anno migliore di quello appena passato .

 

Dearest Gray,

When I asked you why the purple Violet called to you, you told me it was “magic”. I hope that you can still find the magic of life. I hope, despite everything, it is still in abundance.

 

Dear James,

More importantly, what are we doing to better our planet and everyone who lives in it?

 

Hey kiddo,

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.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message