More Messages to the Future
To My Children,
Is the world really polluted?
Dear future me,
I am 19 years old, and I am angry.
The only way to survive it, even if you don’t feel like you’re winning, is to keep your hands on the rope.
Dear Jamie and Jason,
My inspiration was the two of you. It started with thinking about the world you were inheriting and what your future was going to be like. But then you taught me how important it is to listen to you – to listen to young people.
I will opt up to deep green
I promise those who walked the Earth before me and those who will walk the Earth after me that I will not stand by and let nature slip through my fingers.
We want your future family to enjoy the same beautiful places we enjoyed.
I promise to change the culture of my school.
I promise to become more educated on the global issues that face populations I can’t see
I pledge to use less plastic.
There is a place on this planet called the Amazon, and I don’t mean the online shopping site (is that still a thing in your time?).
I promise to ditch all the natural gas and go all electric with my home!