I promise to help people! Become more aware!
More Messages to the Future
I hope that the state of the environment becomes a part of everyday discourse.
To my dear son,
Last year most of the world’s reefs turned white at some point, but because it was underwater you and your friends didn’t see.
Pick up your trash wherever you go!
I promise to eat less meat.
I promise to not waste food and eat locally grown food.
Dear Evie of 2050,
I can feel the change happening — many people are working to transform the world.
Dear Seamus and Tuva,
So it’s 2050. If the good people are winning the greater struggle, fossil fuels are a shamefully long chapter of the past, and there has been a full scale awakening to the need for only renewable, clean energy.
Dear Future Self,
It was 2020, the year I realized that life is fragile—not just mine, but the entire planet—through immense consumption, pollution, greediness, ignorance, false bliss. This wasn’t the way I wanted to live my life, so I promise to actively make the change.
I am small now littles and I may be small forever but in my small ways I will fight for you.
The world is changing and it is happening fast.
You are young and have a rich future ahead of you. I am retired and aiming for a high quality of cultural life and comfort with whatever time remains to me. I do not want to see a world whose elders sacrifice your future for their short-term needs and personal gain. So it’s up to you and me to speak out.
Dear Rowan & Tristan,
I promise to do everything I can as a daughter to our great Mother Earth to protect her wildlife and trees.