More Messages to the Future
I’ll buy only food that I plan to eat before it spoils.
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.
I promise to do all within my power to create a world that’s safe for you and your generation.
This is just the beginning. It’s the accrual of little seeds of change that will lead to the tree of revolution.
Dear Future Grandchild,
We can learn a lot about how to treat others from stories that have been passed from generation to generation.
To anyone who has heard my music,
I promise to care about the planet.
I promise to only use metal straws and reusable cups.
To my darling ones,
And it’s not that I don’t care. I care deeply. For you three, and the families I hope you will have one day; for the many beautiful places I have had the privilege to know, places which take my breath away, that fill my heart with a bursting joy and connectedness to something so much greater than I, places I know may be quite different when you are my age
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.
I know it’s long past time to wake up. You deserve a future in which drought, famine, and war are not all your children ever know; the choices my generation makes now will determine your future.
I’ve been so busy since 2012 working towards getting a price on carbon.