The Next Generation

I spent yesterday afternoon at Celine's with Ricky, Severine and their baby, Julianne. One of the topics of discussion was Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth. I haven't seen this one yet and I have a feeling it's going to push me way over the edge, to a place where I only wear hemp and refuse to travel the city by any means other than a skateboard.

I asked Severine how much it changed her life and she said 10/10... so much so that she bought a new bike with a baby seat for Julianne so she can avoid using her car. It's amazing to think that our generation are going to be so much more aware of things like global warming and that we'll keep all this in mind when raising our own kids. Julianne will grow up in a house where her parents make conscious choices about the environment, and while some families may have lived like this for a while, it clearly hasn't been enough.

So without any further ado, here are the first pix of Ms. Julianne, cyclist extraordinaire and next-generation kid...


Pueblo said...

Well done sister. You should definitely see the movie, it's a lot to take in but something that everyone should see at some point.

EnAcT is showing it on campus on the 27th and then having a panel of teachers answer questions afterwards. Other good news is that lots of colleges across the U.S. are getting involved in addressing global warming/energy. We joined onto the "Campus Climate Challenge" along with 400 other schools to get campaigns started.

In fact, NYU recently went "carbon-neutral" meaning that they get 100% of their electricity from alternative sources (like wind/solar) and do other conservation-minded things (like install fluorescent light bulbs), in turn, accounting for zero greenhouse gas emissions leaving the school.

"In the end, we conserve only what we love. We love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." - Bab Dioum (a Senegalese poet)

ev said...

That's great news about NYU! Don't forget to unplug your cell phone charger when it's not in use. Also, compact florescent bulbs are the way to go!!! I think it's very interesting that the movie (which was good...) completely didn't talk about how meat-eating is an even bigger cause of warming, even over inefficient cars. (ok, stepping off soapbox now!)