More Messages to the Future
“I knew you would want to know how the future turned out. You got so anxious about climate change as we grew older. By coming back, I thought I could help you with that.”
I haven’t met you yet, but I already know you deserve a better tomorrow.
I hope whatever happens, whatever I can’t imagine that you may face, that you will continue to seek light.
Greetings 2050 earthling,
Starting in 2015 I committed my life to sustainability.
Dear Grandchildren — August and any others who were born after him
I joined millions of other people who wrote letters and made calls urging our leaders to do more to care for the planet.
Aos meus sobrinhos queridos, Ana Laura, Luis Carlos e Helloísa,
Talvez eu não esteja viva para ver alguma mudança, mas espero que vocês vejam e tenham um mundo melhor em 2050. Plantei um ipê rosa e outro amarelo, que eles estejam florindo até 2050.
Dear future niece or nephew,
We loved hiking, camping, biking, swimming and playing as kids together.
I promise to only use metal straws and reusable cups.
I commit to you to change one thing a year in our lifestyle to live more environmentally friendly.
So today, my strong and spunky girl, I promise you this: I will stay vigilant and flexible. I will spread the word.
I am so sorry we didn’t realize this predicament sooner.
My climate promise is to use a refillable bottle, bring my own resusable spoon/form wherever I go, use clean personal care products (without chemicals).