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Dear Future Family,

I am writing to you on December 6th, 2021. I hope you are having a happy and healthy 2050. I hope the air is clear and the sky a bright blue. I hope the world feels full of life and is biodiverse and feels filled with endless possibility. I hope the term “environmental crisis” is something of the past that was resolved and not something currently weighing you down at this moment. I hope the time between this moment I write to you and the moment you’re reading this letter is a time you can look back on as an era of ecologic conservation and transformation rather than of tragedy. Is that too much to hope for? Here’s what I am doing now to ensure those hopes for you. I continue to take courses and connect to sources which educate me about the truths of environmental issues and new ways I can become involved and support important change. I have been vegan for three months now and am doing everything I can to reduce my use of greenhouse gas emitting transportation sources. I make an effort every day to learn something new about my energy consumption and reduce it, such as reducing my personal waste and avoiding fast fashion. I explore initiatives which support communities more vulnerable to environmental issues and start conversations about environmental injustice. I have learned so much this past semester and continue to learn more each day about what I can do and what systematically can be done to reduce the horrifying projections climate change is bringing. I am not perfect by any means, but I hope these changes and more I continue to implement mean that my hopes are true for you today.

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