Why Writing to Someone Influential is Important for Climate Action

Writing to someone influential can be a daunting task, but it is essential if we want to make a real impact on the climate crisis. Whether it’s a celebrity, a politician, or a CEO, influential individuals have the power to shape public opinion and create change on a large scale. But how do we convince them to take up the cause of climate action?

The key is to appeal to their values and show them how climate change is relevant to their lives and the lives of those they care about.

First, we need to do our research and understand the person we are writing to. What are their interests and passions? What are their views on the environment and climate change? By tailoring our message to their specific values and beliefs, we can create a more compelling argument that resonates with them on a personal level.

letter template: How to Tailor Your Message to the Reader’s Values and Beliefs

Dear [Influential Person],


I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to you today to urge you to take on the climate crisis as one of your top priorities. This is not only a moral imperative, but it is also a practical one, and I believe that you have the power to make a real difference in this area.

I am sure that you are aware of the growing body of evidence that suggests that our planet is facing a serious threat from climate change. The overwhelming consensus among scientists is that if we do not take decisive action soon, the consequences will be devastating for our planet and for future generations.

The good news is that there are many practical steps that you can take to help address this crisis. For example, you could use your platform to raise awareness about the issue, and to encourage others to take action. You could also use your resources and your influence to support organizations and initiatives that are working to reduce carbon emissions and to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

I would also like to draw your attention to a practical example of how one individual can make a real difference. Meet Greta Thunberg, a young climate activist from Sweden. At the age of 15, she started a school strike for climate, and her efforts have inspired millions of young people around the world to take action on this issue. With her leadership, youth climate strikes have become a global movement, and she has been an outspoken advocate for climate action at the highest levels, including the United Nations.

Greta’s story is an inspiration to us all, and it demonstrates that even a single person can have a profound impact when they are passionate and determined. I believe that you have the same potential to make a difference, and I urge you to take up this challenge.

I understand that taking on the climate crisis is no small task, and that there are many competing priorities and challenges that you face. But I also believe that this is an issue that requires your attention and your leadership, and that the future of our planet depends on it.

I hope that you will consider my request, and that you will join me in taking on the climate crisis as a top priority. I believe that together, we can make a real difference, and that we can secure a bright and sustainable future for our planet.



[Your Name]

Take Action and Use Your Voice to Inspire Change in the Climate Crisis

We need to be clear and direct in our call to action. We need to make it clear what we are asking of the reader and why it is so important. We also need to provide concrete steps that they can take to make a difference, whether it’s reducing their carbon footprint, supporting climate-friendly policies, or using their influence to raise awareness about the issue.

In the end, the key to writing to someone influential about the climate crisis is to be passionate, persuasive, and informed. We have the power to make a difference, but it starts with taking action and using our voices to inspire change. So let’s pick up our pens (or keyboards) and start writing – the future of our planet depends on it

Creator of the slow living and sustainability blog: She is Awake and NGO founder.


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