More Messages to the Future
Dear future me,
I’m doing this work because I see it as the best way to save and improve as many lives as possible. I’m doing it so you, 2050 Ryan, can look at yourself in the mirror. And so you can tell your kids and grandkids someday that you did everything you could.
To my future children,
It’s not enough to just recycle. I will sign petitions and call my local representatives. I will also engage in conversations about climate change – even with people with whom I don’t see eye-to-eye.
Dear kids of America,
Please eliminate plastic everything
I promise I will take short showers, eat less meat, and buy local more often.
My dearest Paloma Bear,
I want the very best for you and for generations to come. There is only one planet earth. Your mommy and I will make a genuine effort to make an impact to protect it for you.
To My Future Child(ren),
The fact that you are reading this means that you would know the answer to a question that has kept me up at night more often than I would like to admit: Did I make you proud?
Dear Future Explorers,
I am often faced with the question: why do I care so much about this pale blue dot that we inhabit?
Queridos filhos Heloísa e Henzo,
Tenho muito orgulho da minha função (agente de fiscalização ambiental do Acre) pois é através dela que posso dar um pouco do meu suor, para que no futuro ambos possam ter um lugar melhor para viver.
I hope whatever happens, whatever I can’t imagine that you may face, that you will continue to seek light.
Dear People Of The Future,
It’s scary, this is the stuff you see in movies about the end of the world.
I promise I will encourage everyone to get OUT of their cars and onto public transit.
I will keep the air clean so everyone can see the sunset.