I promise to take shorter showers.
More Messages to the Future
The world is changing and it is happening fast.
Dear Zhengqing Gao,
Fortunately, you didn’t get injured while the wildfire burned your school.
I promise to work with my family and neighbors to reduce carbon output.
Dear Kids of the Future,
My wish for all of you is that the people of the present wake up and are able to change their habits.
Dear Potential Future Kiddo,
To think that my choices of sustainable commuting, eating a plant based diet, and working on our City’s zero waste program likely pale in comparison to the impact of not having a baby is nothing short of devastating. Does it make me a bad environmentalist to honor my maternal instincts?
When I asked you why the purple Violet called to you, you told me it was “magic”. I hope that you can still find the magic of life. I hope, despite everything, it is still in abundance.
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.
And, if this summer has taught me anything, I am content (because I have to be) living in this limbo, this seemingly endless waiting for the opportunity to change, when really the opportunity exists within our very selves all along.
Dear Granddaughter Rosalia,
This is my heritage for you my beautiful cacheticos de melon.
I hope that you start doing things that will help the world.
I will become the change I wish to see in the world.
I promise to do all within my power to create a world that’s safe for you and your generation.