A note from the Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations

The Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (SRzG) sent the following note to De Letters van Utrecht:

For the first time in history, the right of future generations to live on an ecologically intact, biologically varied planet is in danger. There is thus a pressing need to instil a long-term consciousness in humankind in order to safeguard the rights of today’s youth and future generations.

We therefore warmly greet the founding of The Letters of Utrecht as a creative solution to perspectivising the need for society to function intergenerationally. We hope that the long-term consciousness of visitors will be awoken through the contemplation of the project’s timescale, which spans far in excess of any of the founders or contributors.

As a political think-tank, we also hope that awareness of intergenerational justice and sustainability will be transformed into action inside the political arena as a result of the project.

We fully support this initiative!

Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations
(24.05.2012)

Foundation for the Rights of Future GenerationsThe Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations (SRzG / FRFG) was founded in 1997 in Germany as a research institute interconnecting science, politics and the business world. It deepens the knowledge about intergenerational justice and sustainability issues through its profound and practical research.

Opening op StadsdagPublication on Utrecht’s anniversary

Stadsdag Utrecht
Stadsdag Utrecht
Burgemeester Aleid Wolfsen zal De Letters van Utrecht openen op 2 juni als onderdeel van de stadsdag, die datum dat keizer Hendrik V in 1122 de stadsrechten van de Utrechters bekrachtigde en liet vastleggen.
Stadsdag Utrecht
Stadsdag Utrecht
Utrecht’s mayor Aleid Wolfsen plans to open the Letters of Utrecht 2 June 2012 as part of the celebrations for the anniversary of the city rights that were awarded 2 June 1122 by emperor Henry V.

Long Poetry: de Long Now Foundation schrijft over De Letters van UtrechtLong Poetry: the Long Now Foundation reports on the Letters van Utrecht

Report on Letters van Utrecht in Blog of the Long Now
Report on Letters van Utrecht in Blog of the Long Now

Charlotte van den Hout van de Long Now Foundation in San Francisco berichtte over de Letters van Utrecht. De Long Now Foundation bedrijft onder meer de bouw van de 10,000 Year Cock, de oorspronkelijke inspiratie voor de Letters van Utrecht.

Report on Letters van Utrecht in Blog of the Long Now
Report on Letters van Utrecht in Blog of the Long Now

Charlotte van den Hout of the Long Now Foundation in San Francisco reported on the Letters van Utrecht. The Long Now Foundation, among other initiatives, drives the work on the 10,000 Year Cock, the original inspiration for the Letters van Utrecht.