Sent on by
Jennifer Rennicks
Send Your Own Message

Dear Emma and Ciara,

Before either of you were even born, I did everything I could to ensure you would be healthy babies: I ate organic, healthy food; I exercised and practiced yoga; I drank nutrient rich herbal tea every day; and I cleaned our home with natural, safe products. We celebrated your arrivals and rejoiced in your healthy, strong bodies.

But despite my efforts to keep our home and our bodies clean and healthy, years of working on environmental policy had taught me plenty about the many forms of pollution and toxins that exist in our world. Turns out, keeping you safe and healthy for 9 months on the inside was the easy part. Keeping you safe and healthy for the rest of your lives…? That was going to be a real challenge.

College, graduate school and years as an environmental educator taught me about pollution and toxins, but it was motherhood that inspired me to become an activist and dedicate my life to pushing back against the polluters themselves, particularly the polluters creating global warming pollution.

All people deserve clean air, water and soil, but I will fight like a tiger to try and make sure you both have access to those essential resources. I do the work that I do day in and day out to ensure you can both grow up in a world capable of supporting and nurturing you instead of in a diminished world that threatens your existence. If I work long hours or answer an email when I’m supposed to be ‘off’ please know its because I’m determined to do everything I can to shift us from polluting energy sources and products towards a cleaner future for you and your children to come.

I love you to the moon and back –

Mom

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

Dear James,

More importantly, what are we doing to better our planet and everyone who lives in it?

 

To my precious children

I want clean air, clean energy and muddy feet for you. I want this for all children.

 

For my most dear and only daughter,

And I know life more fully because of you whom I live on through. 

 

Dear Future

My hope is for all who live in your time to still know the joy of swimming in the ocean, walking through the woods, and hiking in the mountains.

 

Dear Darlings,

I commit to you to change one thing a year in our lifestyle to live more environmentally friendly.

 

My Dear Grandchildren,

In writing this letter to you, I am searching for ways to make my connection and commitment to you more present in my current experience

 

Dear future 82-year old me,

29 years later, I wish I still can ride bike and go some lovely places in nature. Sky is blue and air is fresh, I will be shining under the sun.

 

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.

 

Dear grandkids,

I believe this fusion of ecology and economy backed by the digital technology is our great achievement.

 

Dear Nolan, Patrick, Cullen and Gabriel,

This Mother’s Day I am again thinking of my grandsons future and what I am doing to change the world if only by a small fraction.

 

Dear Indigenous Persons with Disabilities,

Dear Indigenous Persons with Disabilities,

 

Dear Soren,

In this world that is changing before our eyes, I believe that is our task: standing unflinchingly on the side of love, connecting with others, and forging ahead together.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message