Sent on by
Rasa Willette
Send Your Own Message

Dear tomorrow,

One of my favorite parts of summer were our family reunions. Thinking about it right now even brings me back to the smell of a campfire with roasting marshmallows, sweating my way up a strenuous hike to a lookout point in the Cascade’s, or picking blackberries from bushes along a river bank. Washington state is full of beautiful parks, and I can only hope that you will see the same beauty some day. I’m currently finishing up my second year of college, and for several months now I’ve been feeling so very restless. I can’t quite pinpoint why or elaborate on it, but something about this world, our world, makes me uneasy.

I’ve been weary of climate change for a while now, and throughout high school I was very active and passionate in doing what I felt was my part of building a sustainable future. The thing is, the realities of climate change really fricken scare me, and millions of others too. How could it not scare you when the Earth’s future looks so bleak? Sea levels are rising, the ozone is depleting, the oceans are full of plastic, the skies are full of pollution, our forests are being torn down, our climate is rising, our glaciers melting, and our president doesn’t believe it’s real. But it is real, and it will ruin our beautiful planet unless we think of ways to solve it.

My hopes for the future are that entire islands of cultures are not submerged underwater, there are no longer plastic islands in the oceans, people in urban cities can go outside without oxygen masks, the glaciers stopped melting, polar bears have a home, deserts don’t expand, droughts don’t deplete our agriculture, and slums aren’t full of pollution and without plumbing.

My hopes are that we find ways to build ourselves a world here on Earth that can sustain itself.  I promise to keep true to myself, to keep my dreams in sight, and to keep fighting for this planet.

Biggest hugs, yesterday.

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

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.

 

Dear… Parents,

Let us teach our children to volunteer and donate.

 

Dear Sinchi,

The world is changing and it is happening fast.

 

Dear Tomorrow

I will become the change I wish to see in the world.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I will encourage composting at work.

 

To My Children,

Is the world really polluted?

 

Dear ACS, LG, CM, MCD, AH, MS, AS, GL, and ERD,

I commit to demanding that politicians that want my vote, my time, my substantial help and expertise are people who seek to address climate change seriously and talk about it boldly.

 

Dear Kids,

My mistake was thinking I needed to give you more to be a good Mom. Recently your aunt asked me what my favorite toy was growing up. I gulped, I didn’t have one- it was the outdoors, sliding down a ravine of leaves with my Dad, skiing and camping. Today is October 12th, 2021 and I am still going to be giving you a lot, it’s going to look a little different – love, experiences, education and a healthy planet.

 

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.

 

Dear Future Me: Only open after March 4th, 2050

I don’t regret my past ventures, nor do I believe I will regret my future ventures, but I’ve learned that I’ve needed to manifest these experiences into actions of sustainable development and conservation and protection of our environment.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

We only have 11 years left until the damage done by climate change is irreversible.

 

Dear future love,

A culture of consumption is the reason that my world faces such an ecological crisis, it is both necessary and proper to address the fundamental mindsets that have created such a destructive culture.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message