Share your hopes for the future of the planet by writing a Letter to Tomorrow

The project gives people the chance to make a real difference in their own communities

Great Big Green Week logo with young girl and older woman

People of all ages are being invited to write letters to their future selves or loved ones, as part of a project aimed at encouraging communities across Leicestershire to join the climate change conversation.

Leicestershire County Council is supporting the national Letters to Tomorrow project, which has been launched by the Climate Coalition to encourage conversations about climate change and the ways that communities can work together to reduce its impact.

Residents are now being given the chance to share their own hopes for the future, by writing letters about the changes they would like to see in their communities to help protect the environment, take action on climate change, and share their fears about what the future will look like if action isn’t taken.

The council’s Carbon Reduction team is hoping to collect those letters together and put them on display.

Three opportunities for people to get involved with writing and submitting Letters to Tomorrow have been organised as part of Great Big Green Week, which takes place from 10-18 June.

The Carbon Reduction team will be hosting stalls at the Market Harborough Indoor Market on Thursday 15 June and at the Picnic in the Park event in Coalville on Sunday 18 June.

Staff will be on hand to talk to people about Letters to Tomorrow and help them create and submit their own letters, as well as providing more information about climate change and Leicestershire’s ambitions to be a carbon net zero county by 2045.

The responses gathered through the Letters to Tomorrow project will be used to help inform and shape climate change action and activities, giving people the chance to make a real difference in their own communities.

Anyone who isn’t able to get to one of those events, but would like to submit a Letter to Tomorrow can share it by uploading it to the Social Pinpoint page.

Poems and artworks are also welcome.

We are committed to tackling climate change and working towards our goal of being a net zero county by 2045.
But it’s not just down to us – we all need to work together to make net zero a reality, and this includes our residents, partners and businesses stepping up to play their part.

Letters to Tomorrow is a great way to capture people’s dreams and fears for the future, as well as getting them involved in our net zero ambitions and opening up conversations about how communities can work together for the sake of the future.

Everyone has a part to play in reducing climate change, and I’d urge people to get involved in the Letters to Tomorrow project. Everyone who shares a letter, poem or piece of art will be helping to shape the change they want to see in their own communities, and playing a role in shaping a greener Leicestershire for future generations.

More information about Leicestershire County Council’s net zero ambitions can be found on the Net Zero webpage.

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