With love and a great hope for the future, a future that will be healthy and sustainable for you, my precious grandchildren.

Sent on by
Shirley McGrath
Send Your Own Message

To my precious grandchildren, Emma, Maya, Maddie and Will,

I am writing this letter to you in the Spring of 2018 as part of a project called DearTomorrow.  My letter will be archived until 2050 when you will be 47, 45, 43 and 40 years old!  I am writing at this time to let you know that I am working hard to make sure our beautiful planet Earth will be just as luscious, green and magnificent as it is now—that you will have clean air to breathe and pure water to drink and clean water in which to swim, fish, kayak, snorkel, boat or whatever your interest might be. As you know I began volunteering with Elders Climate Action in the Spring of 2015. The work has given meaning to my life because I know it is for you and your children, actually for all the children of the future and the wildlife that is threatened. We must act now to make sure that the glaciers stop melting and the seas stop rising. We must act now to make sure that the energy which propels our lives comes not from oil and gas and coal, but from the sun, the wind, the geothermal waters and other forms of renewable energy. I am also taking a course called Regenerative Sustainable Living to learn how I personally can make changes to help reduce my carbon footprint, a phrase which may not be in use when this letter is opened. In addition to my work with ECA, we compost, we are about to plant a plot in a community garden, we are replacing our lightbulbs with LEDs and have greatly reduced our use of plastic bags. Our community of Walnut Creek has adopted a clean energy program and we have opted up to 100% which means that all of our electricity comes from renewable sources. I can do more I know and I will focus on learning more about what I can do. My hope is that with more and more people becoming aware of climate change and global warming, there will be great changes in how we live in order to save life on our planet.

With love and a great hope for the future, a future that will be healthy and sustainable for you, my precious grandchildren.

Ahmnya

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

Olá minhas Florzinhas!!!

Minhas florzinhas é isso…. vamos a batalha , procurar se informar sobre empresas que são amigas do meio ambiente, tentar banir as empresas que poluem nosso ar, nossos rios.

 

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 Tomorrow,

I haven’t met you yet, but I already know you deserve a better tomorrow.

 

Dear Gabriel,

One day ten or twenty years from now, when you look back from the future, you will be able to clearly see the entire path.

 

Dear Martje,

I promise to do my best and raise my voice to ensure a better future for you and our future kids!

 

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 Future Afnan,

You should make a time machine and come back to past and solve all the problems.

 

Dear Ellie,

My heart is an ocean of love for all the children facing a life of climate catastrophe.

 

To my sons,

I’m voting with climate change as a top priority. I’ve tried to teach you boys that we need to clean up after ourselves and take care of the earth. I promise to continue doing these actions and more, for your sake.

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to purchase carbon offsets when we fly.

 

Dear future generations,

I pledge to you now that I will work tirelessly and with all my willpower so you don’t have to live in a world where you have to worry about the next storm.

 

To my grandchildren’s children,

I became an activist to be part of a force to save the natural world and go 100% clean energy.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message