The Letter to the Future urges politicians to consider the health of the planet, for the sake of future generations, when they are making decisions about where to invest money and where to make cuts.
It aims to get Governments to spend more money on saving wildlife and the environment
READ THE LETTER
We need as many people as possible to sign the letter so that we can let the government know how important nature is to us all.
We will achieve this by showing politicians that hundreds of thousands of people care about nature and want to see it protected not just for the short term, but for future generations.
We'll use signatures to ask politicians to do six things, which are at the heart of our conservation work:
create a countryside fit for wildlife;
safeguard our sealife;
save the rainforests;
stop climate chaos; and
inspire children through nature.
300,000 signatories by early spring 2010 — for immediate use in the Westminster general election run-up.
500,000 signatories by spring 2011.
For 120 years, we have given nature a voice, fighting injustices against wildlife with tenacity and passion. These are moments in our history which demonstrate again and again how people standing together can change the world.
Today, in signing the RSPB's Letter to the Future, we have the opportunity to help nature win its biggest ever battle.
Thanks for reading and please do feel free to discuss your thoughts about the letter in this thread! Do you have some inspiring thoughts/messages to contribute to the campaign? Please share your thoughts on why you would like to sign the letter..
I have no hesitation at all about signing this - the letter says wholly how I feel about the future of our planet and the way in which it is being treated. We have a duty to protect, nourish, maintain and put right the wrongs that man has made. What's so upsetting is that if everyone the world over made an effort it's all entirely possible.
In reply to Kezmo:
Already signed and hope it achieves it's aims!
Millie & Fly the Border Collies
I too have already signed and sincerly hope you reach target, I will also try to get other people to sign
In reply to NandW:
My Name has just been added.
Dream it, Crave it, Work for it, Live it.
In reply to nestbox:
Me too! :-)
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In reply to Rockwolf:
Have also signed.
I'm RSPB staff so of course I support this letter and of course I've signed it. I'm urging family, friends and people I meet on my commute to work through London's busy streets to sign it too.
If you feel strongly about this issue, then join us on a march in December. We're joining forces with other like-minded groups under the Stop Climate Chaos umbrella to WAVE at politicians. It should be a great day out as well as delivering a powerful message on the need for action on climate change.
Full details can be found at: http://www.rspb.org.uk/climate/what_can_I_do/decembermarch.asp
In reply to Tim Webb:
I too have signed the letter
And yes, well said Tim, Come and Join the Wave on 5 December
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In reply to Martin Abrams:
Signed the letter
Kathy and Dave
In reply to Anonymous:
Thanks to all who have signed the Letter - Please pass on the message and encourage as many friends/family/strangers to do the same
i'm sure we've all got our own reasons for doing so - I've signed it to slow down the amount of habitat destruction and urban sprawl and to protect what we've got before it's lost forever. Woodland near me is half the size it was just 10 years ago, that's half as much space for wildlife - i want to keep what's left! What are your reasons?
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