More Messages to the Future
Dear Jamie and Jason,
My inspiration was the two of you. It started with thinking about the world you were inheriting and what your future was going to be like. But then you taught me how important it is to listen to you – to listen to young people.
I promise to plant 5 trees every year just to make sure I don’t leave a carbon footprint.
I believe i have truly played my part in raising awareness and practical solutions to climate change.
Dear Annalyse and Greyson,
See people can say they care about climate change, but caring is not action.
I want you to be prepared for the world that the generations before you are creating for you. I love you Lucienne, and I will not give up. I will push you and teach you not to give up, either, even if others around you do.
Dear Anabelle and Bruce,
My desire is for clean air, clean water, rich soil, and healthy nutritious food for you and all children always everywhere.
I will get my roommates to be more environmentally friendly.
Dear Future Afnan,
You should make a time machine and come back to past and solve all the problems.
To My Future Self,
This lead me to my final project, which focused on reforming the education system to incorporate sustainability classes into the current curriculum.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax
To the generation after mine,
But when you encounter that resistance–and you will, regularly–know that you must respond just how we have had to these past 50 years. With love, and sternness, and most of all, courage. Because that is what the resistance fears the most. We who came before you promise that we will do the same while we wait for you. Know that you will never be alone.
Dear Future Self,
I am scared of the things happening right now with our planet.