Dear sweet planet Earth and future child,
I will continue to work to make the Earth a cleaner and safer place for you to grow and explore.
I promise to encourage myself and others to recycle more.
Let us teach our children to volunteer and donate.
The gift for next generation,
To save the big world, perhaps, we should change the mind from myself to my small family to my community.
My climate promise: community awareness of the climate crisis.
To my beloved granddaughters, Margaret and Caroline,
Growing up in Germany, I often wondered what my parents had done to oppose the Nazi regime in the 1930’s that led to WWII. I was so disappointed when I found out how passive they had been. For me, this was formative.
What has most inspired me to act is wanting to be able to look you in the eye and say, “When I became aware of the existential threat of climate change, I did all I could.” Despite my pessimism, I act in the hope it can make a difference for future generations and all the precious life on our fragile planet.
I will become the change I wish to see in the world.
I promise to ride more and drive less.
I promise I will use less fossil fuels.
To the Three most Beautiful Souls I could ever Know,
I promise to keep your Love at the forefront of my every move. I will make personal changes and I will learn more, so that I can contribute to a healthier environment in a meaningful way.
To my dear son,
Last year most of the world’s reefs turned white at some point, but because it was underwater you and your friends didn’t see.