Your Generation Has a Story to Tell

Updated: Nov 11, 2019


Sure, maybe you’re not a writer but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a story to tell. The good news is you don’t have to be a writer to publish an article on this website. Our blog is open to anyone who wants to weigh in about climate change and environmental degradation.

We’ve categorized the articles by generation. Why? The reason is simple. Each generation has a unique perspective on where the world is headed and why. Each has its own story to tell and its own contribution to make.

The Silent Generation 1925/1945 – You know where all this has come from. You have the benefit of distance. In the early 1940s the world was embroiled in war. No greater threat ever existed to the human species than World War II. You and your parents fought the war and were content that the world was now safe and prosperous. Over the decades you watched as the world population grew from 2 billion to 8 billion with all the accompanying consequences. Now there is an unanticipated new threat to the planet and all of its creatures. How could this happen. Maddeningly, you will not see the end to this story. What’s your take on it all? There is wisdom in your years. It’s time to share it.

The Baby Boomers 1946/1964 – You lived through turbulent social times and attempted to wrestle all the world’s great issues to the ground. You thought you ended racism, poverty, and sexism. You participated in the dawn of consumerism and the excesses of planned obsolescence. Unknowingly you helped created the monster that threatens us all. Your children and most of all your grandchildren will suffer the fate your folly. You are appalled to find your generation a driving force of environmental degradation. How could this be? In some respects you own this problem. You are still young enough to make a contribution to possible solutions. Perhaps you’ll just walk away. Now what?

Generation X 1965/1980 – Children of the Boomers, you were given a latchkey and expected to get by on your own. The world was too busy to watch over you all the time. Divorce rates were up and maybe you were a little cynical for a while but you found your own way with the help of MTV and Hip Hop and Grunge. You became pragmatic and independent and resourceful. Your generation is young enough to live through coming global catastrophes, one after another. Your children and grandchildren may not survive it. What do you tell them? How will you help them? Tell us your thoughts.

Generation Y (Millennials) 1981/1999 – You were the first young generation to grow up in a digital age and a new social structure driven by 'social media'. Some think of you as wasteful and self-absorbed and chained to the internet. You saw the dawn of the climate change debate. Not to worry, you were told, it is 100 years away. You see that is no longer true. Like generation X you have a family to raise and a job to manage. There doesn’t seem to be enough time. You may feel there is no hope. Many of you