Sent on by
Lucy Sheehan
Send Your Own Message

To my niece Ashleigh, nephews Ollie and Scott, and their children; the wider whanau

Dear Tomorrow, I often wish I could have done more. As a youngster I hoped fervently that our country would not go down the track of gross urbanisation with high rises & acres of motorways eating up our green land. One conscious positive action that I have consistantly practiced is my decision to remain carless. I see individual car ownership as part of the selfish, self centred  soci0-economic climate culture which has dominated our world thus far & the awful impact that domination has caused. Walking or catching the bus or train & cycling have been my conscious modes of transport. I have been very priviliged to see a national cycleway incentive initiated in Aotearoa (NZ). The “conscious eating & exercise & sobriety & let it begin with me” credo has helped me take responsibility for my own actions & also to begin to recognise how my individual actions impact our community as a whole. People matter most.

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

Dear Future Self,

More than getting through a global pandemic that has already taken hundreds of thousands of lives around the world, our true feat is even larger: to secure our long-term health and the health of the ecosystems upon which we depend for life. To do that, we have to cut our emissions in half in the next ten years, and continue to reduce it beyond that. And to succeed in that, we need to fundamentally shift the way we do EVERYTHING.

 

To my fellow adventurers,

Don’t stop looking for adventures.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to try to set up crowd funding for grants to people with realistic proposals to fight climate change.

 

To My Future Children,

I hope by 2050, our society has taken initiative to be producing energy solely through renewable sources.

 

To the generation after mine,

But when you encounter that resistance–and you will, regularly–know that you must respond just how we have had to these past 50 years. With love, and sternness, and most of all, courage. Because that is what the resistance fears the most. We who came before you promise that we will do the same while we wait for you. Know that you will never be alone.

 

Dear Elliott,

We’re moving into uncertain times, and your dad and I worry. A lot. But you’re keeping us going. You’re pushing us to make better choices and not give up.

 

Caro Giovanni,

Dobbiamo aiutare nel conservare il bello che c’è nel nostro pianeta.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise I will encourage everyone to get OUT of their cars and onto public transit.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to include the trees and animals in all my decisions.

 

Dear Annalyse and Greyson,

See people can say they care about climate change, but caring is not action.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise my next vehicle will be an EV.

 

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.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message