Dear Grandchildren — August and any others who were born after him
I joined millions of other people who wrote letters and made calls urging our leaders to do more to care for the planet.
by Nancy Margulies
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.
by Ingrid Rogers
Dear Llewyn, beloved grandson …
I can only say that I devoted myself to doing as much as I could to make it better, to provide for a just transition, and to fight those forces that continued to exploit the Eaarth with extractive methods, methods that always also included oppressing some people–because those doing the oppression believed that they were better and deserved more.
by Kurt Kuhwald
To my precious grandchildren, Emma, Maya, Maddie and Will,
With love and a great hope for the future, a future that will be healthy and sustainable for you, my precious grandchildren.
by Shirley McGrath
To my beloved grandchildren Sam, Carlo and Price,
I was not a politician and could not accomplish sweeping changes but I knew that each individual action taken counted.
by Marilyn Price
Dear Erin, Adam, and Gabriel,
A person can affect change in a variety of paths. One path is “what can I do financially?”, another is “what can I change in my lifestyle?” Another path is “how to help promote change in society?” and yet another is “what can I do to change people’s minds?
by Joseph Kubit
What has most inspired me to act is wanting to be able to look you in the eye and say, “When I became aware of the existential threat of climate change, I did all I could.” Despite my pessimism, I act in the hope it can make a difference for future generations and all the precious life on our fragile planet.
by Grady McGonagill
To my Grandchildren,
May you thrive, enjoy and, when ready, take on the mantle we entrust to you to carry forward for your grandchildren and all the world’s children.
by Katherine Da Silva Jain
Dear Kieara, Suzannah and Alan,
My wish is that due to my small efforts combined with the thousands of our generation who stepped up, your planet is much, much better than it would have been had we not acted.
by Steve Simm
Dear Lucca and Sonia,
I realized that I wanted to be able to tell you that I had done everything I could to leave you that just, sustainable world.
by Margo Frank
One reason it took awhile to write my thoughts here is that I don’t feel that I am being proactive in the struggle to affect climate change. Yet, just thinking about this task over the past several days, has motivated me to shut off more lights, walk instead of jump in the car for a very short trip, and buy more locally.
by Joy Kubit