To the Ancient and Endangered Forests,
You are some of our oldest ancestors, and you have always gifted us with so much. You have been generous—supplying the air we breathe, providing shelter for all—people, plants, and animals, keeping our planet's climate in balance—and giving us hope.
In turn, we have not been as kind. We have cut you down for our convenience, wants, and comfort, and have displaced the biodiversity you house, turning you into paper packaging. We have been careless in your protection, prioritizing our wants over your survival.
But, change is possible. And we must act now.
I am making a promise to you today, forests, that I will do better. I know that we are connected and that our ability as humans to survive is intrinsically linked to your ability to thrive.
So, today I commit to:
Our health and the health of our planet relies on you. You are our hope as we face the climate crisis, significant loss of biodiversity, and the precariousness of our very survival. You are worth far more as a forest than as a box.
You deserve our care and protection. By signing this letter, I commit to stand with you and to make choices that keep you standing for generations to come.