More Messages to the Future
Future Self & Ka’iulani,
We promise to reduce the amount of carbon we use on a daily basis.
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.
I promise to use my reusable water bottle more often
Dear Annie and Eric,
I hope that this life of good things is not just yours to enjoy, but that you also have decided to fight for others to have this life, too.
Tonight at bedtime, you asked, seemingly out of nowhere, “why are the glaciers disappearing?”
I promise I will take short showers, eat less meat, and buy local more often.
To my daughters,
In order for you two be happy and healthy, we all need to work hard to prevent climate change.
I promise to take shorter showers.
To the wonder,
Dear tomorrow, thank you for letting me ride the wave of wonder that reaches toward you for all generations of all species to come.
I will turn my gas transmission into an electric car!
I promise I will bring permaculture designs to my community.
I will do my part to help ensure that there is an Earth left when we are done borrowing it.