I will ride my bike.
More Messages to the Future
I promise to stop eating beef.
Dear Me of 2050,
I promise that I will plant more trees in places where there are none.
My Dear Paloma,
I’m going to commit to raising you with your eyes open. Being aware as much as we can, how to better our environment together.
Be the person who shows up. Be the person who continues to advocate for change because change is possible – it is possible in the most partisan of politics.
To my precious children,
As you’ve grown older, I’ve become increasingly aware that protecting you means more than ensuring your short-term safety. It also means ensuring that you’ll have a safe planet to live on.
To older Rochelle,
You should’ve reduced your carbon footprint, should be using some source of renewable energy and be a vegetarian by now.
As one push of a button can set a spinner in motion, so too can the actions of one in creating a world that allows you to thrive, to giggle, to love.
To my Children,
As you look through your window, I hope you will see a bright future. I hope you dream big, and that you have the courage, drive, and fortitude to do everything you can to achieve those dreams.
If we work together to spread the awareness of what is occurring today, we will be able to prevent it from continuing into the tomorrow.
To my daughter and son,
Surrounded by scientists who shared my fears and visions, I often had a hard time to accept that outside our small community climate change received marginal attention.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax