Dear future Michelle,
You and I both know that our planet has been suffering for a very long time now, and while we are just one of many, every little contribution can help improve the environment.
While we can agree that we do the least amount of effort to avoid damaging the environment, let’s be fair: we can do better.
Let’s avoid buying so much fast food and start cooking more organic food at home. Let’s start separating our wastes so that they can be properly recycled, and let’s avoid buying any more than we can consume. I know it’s not an easy task and that it will take much effort from us, but let’s do our best.
But changing our eating habits is just one way to help the environment. There are many other causes in which we can act. We should avoid leaving lamps turned on around the house and only plug devices to an outlet when we’re about to use them. We should also avoid leaving our taps open for longer than it’s needed. These habits will not only help the planet, even if slightly but also help reduce our expenses.
As consumers, it is our duty to protest and force companies to be greener and avoid environmental damage, whether they are from the food industry or from any other production industry. It’s about time we start thinking greener.
And don’t forget your role as a pedagogue, which is also to motivate and teach future generations to be more aware of environmental well-being.
Present Michelle, past Michelle when this letter reaches you.