I promise to take shorter showers.
More Messages to the Future
Queridas filhas Ana Luísa e Ana Carla,
Que vocês possam contar para seus filhos e netos que minha geração tomou consciência de sua responsabilidade e assumiu sua condição de natureza e a ela se reintegrou, com inteligência, interação respeitosa e solidariedade.
To My Future Children,
I hope by 2050, our society has taken initiative to be producing energy solely through renewable sources.
I will get my roommates to be more environmentally friendly.
Dear Samuel, Willa, and Ben,
To the core of my being, and only through the power of community, I will honor the voices of the youth who are pleading, “Don’t burn my future.” Samuel, Willa, and Ben, your little voices I know, will join that chorus soon enough.
People of tomorrow,
Your path will only be as clear tomorrow as we have made it for you today.
I haven’t met you yet, but I already know you deserve a better tomorrow.
I will do my part to help ensure that there is an Earth left when we are done borrowing it.
Dear Chay and Kate,
Don’t ever let anyone tell you your actions don’t matter. Every single thing you do matters. You matter.
I won’t leave my lights on.
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.
Our Shared Promise
I will act today so you may have a healthy earth to live on.
I pledge to stop using plastic bags.