More Messages to the Future
I promise to pick up trash at every beach I visit, use metal straws, take quick showers.
To you, my dear!
In 2050, I will still be fighting against climate change. I feel that it’s not only my duty, but rather my destiny.
Dear Hannah, Harper and future baby of Ryan and Colleen Lane,
I will not stop fighting for a more sustainable future, your future.
To what we’ve overcome.
The first step would be in overcoming ourselves. Because whether we end up fading into obscurity, or thriving in prosperity, we will overcome ourselves.
Maya, my love, I promise to be courageous. I promise that when I face a decision, I will think of how it will impact you and your future. I promise that I’ll also step outside my individual decisions and add my weight to the forces that shift culture and systems.
Dear Evie of 2050,
I can feel the change happening — many people are working to transform the world.
Eu quero esse mundo melhor para você, onde o povo tem voz, seja lá quem você seja, eu vou fazer se tudo para proporcionar um mundo melhor para você.
Dear Future Afnan,
You should make a time machine and come back to past and solve all the problems.
I promise to ask five of my friends to plant trees.
Dear Alanna and Valeria,
I promise you to keep trying, to keep educating, to keep pushing our elected officials to act and protect your health now and in the future.
Remember how passionate you felt at 20, I hope you keep that passion in you and are still working on climate 30 years from now.
I promise to shop at more farmer’s markets.