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File #: 170568    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/25/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/25/2017
Title: Recognizing June 5, 2017, as World Environment Day in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger
Attachments: 1. Signature17056800.pdf
Recognizing June 5, 2017, as World Environment Day in the City of Philadelphia.

WHEREAS, Since its beginning in 1974, World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent environmental issues, such as marine pollution, global warming, sustainable consumption, and wildlife crime. Millions of people have volunteered over the years to help drive change in our consumption habits as well as in national and international environmental policy; and

WHEREAS, World Environment Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, on the first day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, where the discussion focused on the integration of human interactions and the environment; and

WHEREAS, World Environment Day is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. This day enables everyone to realize not only the responsibility to care for the Earth, but also reminds us that individuals possess to the power to bring about real sustainable change; and

WHEREAS, World Environment Day engages millions of people across the globe through events in over 70 countries. Every year, participants organize clean up campaigns, art exhibits, tree-planting drives, concerts, dance recitals, recycling drives, social media campaigns, and different contests themed around caring for the planet; and

WHEREAS, Society is currently facing tremendous global challenges affecting every community, including large-scale migration, extreme inequality and poverty, degradation of ecosystems, mass extinction of species, and global climate change; and

WHEREAS, It is necessary for the citizens of our global community to develop green jobs and to build an innovative and equitable green economy to combat the aforementioned global challenges; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia continues to strive to be a leader in environment and sustainability initiatives that will con...

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