More Messages to the Future
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.
I promise to reach out to more people to ditch driving and consider using public transportation. I promise to convince Marin markets that sensible policies in density and mixed use planning will further enhance everyone’s quality of life.
I promise to try to set up crowd funding for grants to people with realistic proposals to fight climate change.
As causas das mudanças no clima são tão profundas e envolvem tanta gente e tantos lugares.
I won’t leave my lights on.
To our future generations,
I want you to know that some of us do care and we are working towards a better future for you.
I asked you, the future , to help us as well, to preserve our only planet that can give us life, that can let us watch anime, go to the beach, smell flowers, run through the meadow, listen to our songs, be in a concert, and let us live.
I promise my next vehicle will be an EV.
Each of us only has so much power and the problem is HUGE, but I worked at this every day.
I tried to teach you of the importance of being satisfied with what you had within your hands.
I want you to be prepared for the world that the generations before you are creating for you. I love you Lucienne, and I will not give up. I will push you and teach you not to give up, either, even if others around you do.
Dear Potential Future Kiddo,
To think that my choices of sustainable commuting, eating a plant based diet, and working on our City’s zero waste program likely pale in comparison to the impact of not having a baby is nothing short of devastating. Does it make me a bad environmentalist to honor my maternal instincts?