More Messages to the Future
More importantly, what are we doing to better our planet and everyone who lives in it?
I imagine at this point we have dropped our addiction to coal, gas, and oil and that our environment has made a turn for the better with the solar, wind, and other unimagined (at this point) alternative energy choices are in place.
We only have 11 years left until the damage done by climate change is irreversible.
I will work to restore the wetlands.
Dear Hailey and Lily,
We know about this. If we don’t fix this for you, it’s our fault.
I promise to use my reusable water bottle more often
I am sitting in a classroom thinking about you. Which is rare for me. I hope that our family has taken some initiative to do something about changing society instead of building robots and large houses.
Dear future child whatever your name is,
Climate change right now is really bad, I’m writing this during the COP26 conference in Glasgow (which is an hour away) and I’m listening to politicians talking about promises for the future. “If we fail, future generations will never forgive us.” -Boris Johnson
My darling Cassidy,
I know I need to write this to you, and I don’t want to because it makes me so sad. I have been desperately avoiding my feelings about climate change, for many years, but especially and with greater intensity every year since you were born.
I commit to you to change one thing a year in our lifestyle to live more environmentally friendly.
I promise to plant trees and to turn off the lights.
I pledge to stop using plastic bags.