The holidays always seem to be a time of reflection and bringing us back to fundamentals—reconnecting us to our core values, our family and loved ones, and (for some) our faith. While we all scurry around to find the perfect gift to express our gratitude to those we cherish, what I believe we fundamentally wish to give to those in our lives—and especially our children—are the gifts of health, prosperity and hope for the future. What is striking to me is the way in which providing these gifts cannot be divorced from thinking about the kind of world we desire for the future, and creating a society that lives within the limits of Earth’s life support system.
At Dream in Green, we cannot think of a more important gift than giving our children the education, skills and empowerment they will need to find solutions to environmental and climate change challenges our community faces. Education is one of the most powerful instruments of change, ensuring that the next generation is emboldened to imagine prosperity, hope and solutions for a healthy planet inextricably linked to our human health, as they confront an increasingly challenging world.
You all have played an integral part to ensure this gift is one that is given all year long—whether through your leadership as an educator, dedication as a parent, collaboration as a key community partner, or your investment as a funder. As Dream in Green enters its 12
year in providing environmental education to the South Florida community, we thank you for another wonderful year of your commitment to our shared vision and trust in our work.
Wishing you a holiday season of health, prosperity, and hope for our future.