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Dear Generations to Follow,

I promise to make conscious decisions toward sustaining the environment from the waste I create to the food that I consume, for thoughtfulness is the first step towards change. Hopefully through the trials and errors of today, you learn from the mistakes that we make now, learn from the lessons we are taught now, and make decisions that then allow for a healthy generation after you.

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