Harnessing the Winds of Change

Love Letters to the Air

Love Letters to the Air is an arts-integrated, creative letter writing project that promotes positive change for our planet. Rather than feeling overwhelmed by environmental issues, this activity is a fantastic way to empower students and community members to take action, promote innovation, and use their voices to drive policy solutions.

The lesson plan is designed as a tool for teachers or community leaders to work with groups of people to create poetic yet persuasive letters in support of environmental conservation, specifically solutions to air pollution and climate change. These heartfelt, handmade, colorful letters will be delivered to leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit in September in New York City at the United Nations Secretariat. Letters can also be shared on to social media and then sent individually or in bundles to the UN Environment regional office in Washington D.C.


Video by: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society