Messages

Elders Climate Action

 

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 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

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

 

Dear Evan,

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 Tomorrow,

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