Dear AJ,

I will do ALL I can, including running for office to stop destroying our planet and attempts to destroy our civility!

by Anonymous


To our sweet grandson Caleb,

We want a safe and beautiful world for you, little Caleb, and for your children and grandchildren. We promise to do our part.

by Margie Goulden

Dear L and N,

My biggest hope is that we will still have mountain trails to hike on, cold mountain lakes to fish in and soak our feet, and clear skies under which we will still marvel at the stars.

by Anonymous

Dear Grandchildren,

I emailed legislators, governors and presidents. I petitioned politicians. I marched in protests and in climate strikes, I donated to environmental action networks. I talked to people I know and tried to persuade them to act. I raised awareness about divestment from fossil fuels.

by Anonymous


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

Dear Granddaughter,

Our ancestors are all around us, telling us what to do. Looking back to our history will guide us to our future.

by Sha'teiohseri:io Patton


Dear Maya,

Maya, my love, I promise to be courageous. I promise that when I face a decision, I will think of how it will impact you and your future. I promise that I’ll also step outside my individual decisions and add my weight to the forces that shift culture and systems.

by Chelsea Chandler

Hey Everyone!

I don’t know what is going to come of climate change and, as a fourteen year old girl, I’m scared.

by Grace Ciara Roberts

Dear Maya Boyce,

I promise to try my best (and more) to continue your late brother’s amazing legacy of helping the planet in every way he could.

by Anonymous

Dear children

I want everyone to do more.

by Anonymous

Dear Kuzgun,

Hope my individual efforts for tomorrow will be a benefit for you and your generation.

by Anonymous

Dear ones,

My hope is that these letters drift into the wind and become a silly relic of time just before we came together to protect the world we love, and those we love within it.

by Anonymous


Dear Soren,

In this world that is changing before our eyes, I believe that is our task: standing unflinchingly on the side of love, connecting with others, and forging ahead together.

by Abby Huseth


Dear Oliver,

I am getting your father on board too so that we can double charge this together.

by Anonymous


Dear Tomorrow,

The only way to survive it, even if you don’t feel like you’re winning, is to keep your hands on the rope.

by Caroline Lauer

To My Loved Ones,

I often wonder what the future will be. Will the wonders I have explored with you today still remain? Will the world look different? Will it feel different? Will I feel different?

by Anonymous

Dear self,

Writing this, I hope that you still get this feeling in the northwestern corner of our country.

by Anonymous


Dear Future Family,

As I’m sitting here trying to think of the best words to say to you all, I am thinking of one major thing: that I can only hope that you all get to experience the incredible beauty created by our planet.

by Kelly Thom

Dear future child(ren) of mine,

Today I am taking actions in order to promote a more healthier world for you.

by Anonymous

Dear Brother,

I will do all I can to help you and your generation live a better life. I don’t know exactly what that is yet, but I know I’ll find it. I love you.

by Jaret Kadlec

To My Future Child,

All I know is that I must fight for what is left, because I want you to see the beauty the world has to offer.

by Anonymous

Dear Future Children,

Not only does climate change threaten to deplete humanity of necessary resources for life, it threatens to rid us of perhaps the most crucial and special element in our lives: a connection to the outdoors.

by Anonymous

Dear Maeve,

You carry so much love for the world. And – now – I can’t bear the thought of someone so wonderfully bright and brave facing this climate crisis, knowing that you would do everything within your power to stop it right now if you could.

by Anonymous

Dear Future Self,

As I write to you from 2020, things are pretty grim.

by Anonymous


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.

by Kennedy Marx

Dear Emma,

I will work endlessly to mend the human relationship with Nature, whom we have separated ourselves from long by now.

by Wyatt Day


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 Fiona and Cora,

In 2020 I’m going to start spending my free time with climate activist groups.

by Anonymous


Dear Rowan and Anaka,

If we could talk, I would not be able to bear your gaze as you ask: How could you, the people in a position to change the course of climate change, fail to act?

by Christine Flanagan


Dear future me,

I am 19 years old, and I am angry.

by Anonymous


Dear Future,

I asked you, the future , to help us as well, to preserve our only planet that can give us life, that can let us watch anime, go to the beach, smell flowers, run through the meadow, listen to our songs, be in a concert, and let us live.

by Anonymous

Dear Finley,

I wonder if in 2050 we will be looking at a future where fear from the changes at hand has caused people to hate rather than love and provide hope. Perhaps in that world we will we no longer comprehend the biblical texts in a meaningful way. Will climate change be the end of the epoch of God?

by Grandma Roy

To my descendants,

I personally need to do more and as I learn more about what I can do, I promise, I will.

by Marni Richards


Dear Alba:

There is still a lot of beauty and I will do what I can to keep it from slipping away.

by Andrew Payton


Dear AC,

I think a lot about where the right place to live is.

by Caylin McCamp

Dear Andrew,

Only action and communication will lead to change, and I continue to put all possible efforts into increasing communication and action to bring about the biggest change possible for the sake of you, your family, your children and grandchildren if you choose to have them, and future generations.

by Catie Markesich