More Messages to the Future
Dear Future Grandchild,
We can learn a lot about how to treat others from stories that have been passed from generation to generation.
I won’t leave my lights on.
Dear Llewyn, beloved grandson …
I can only say that I devoted myself to doing as much as I could to make it better, to provide for a just transition, and to fight those forces that continued to exploit the Eaarth with extractive methods, methods that always also included oppressing some people–because those doing the oppression believed that they were better and deserved more.
I promise that I shall continue to do all that is within my capabilities to leave you a world where there is fairness and justice.
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.
To my brother’s children,
We wondered about how we might be able to eliminate plastics from our day to day routines, and recycled literally everything. We were amazing, you should have seen us. Now and again though, we wondered if these were the right questions.
I promise to work with my family and neighbors to reduce carbon output.
Espero que vcs tb encontrem ,de alguma forma,um caminho para colaborarem com Nossa Mãe Terra, bjs eternos.
Despite all the difficulties, we are from a family whose principles are honesty and love for others, and that’s what I want to share with you.
My climate promise is to stop using electricity too much.
Dear Evie of 2050,
I can feel the change happening — many people are working to transform the world.
I will keep trying Kaydence, I promise. And I hope we can look back together in 2050 and smile, knowing that our Earth is healthy once again.