More Messages to the Future
To older Rochelle,
You should’ve reduced your carbon footprint, should be using some source of renewable energy and be a vegetarian by now.
Olá minha querida filha Julia,
Muita Coragem e força para você enfrentar todos os desafios que virão, pois são com eles que crescemos.
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.
I promise to ride a bike and take a smart train.
We only have 11 years left until the damage done by climate change is irreversible.
Quero que você beba água pura, coma alimentos sem agrotóxicos e que sua casinha branca com varanda, seja voltada para o leste, onde o sol vai nascer.
My dear granddaughter Christy,
My own curiosity and knowing what a caring, aware young woman you are help me override despair.
But when you are reading this years from now, by the light of a solar powered lamp, know that your dad, mom and millions of others who burned brightly with love for our kids did what we could, when we knew the stakes.
I promise to sign up for 100% renewable energy.
If we work together to spread the awareness of what is occurring today, we will be able to prevent it from continuing into the tomorrow.
To my children,
If there is one thing that I taught you it is to be honest in your decisions as they pertain to yourselves and the earth in which you live.
Let us teach our children to volunteer and donate.