WHEREAS, we continue to live through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of the extraordinary importance of maintaining a clean and healthy environment; and
WHEREAS, the global community faces challenges such as health issues, food and water shortages, and economic struggles; and
WHEREAS, all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a right to a healthy, sustainable environment with economic growth and opportunity; and
WHEREAS, we are all caretakers of our planet and have an obligation to combat climate change and environmental degradation to preserve the earth’s beauty and resources; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to broaden and diversify this global movement to achieve maximum success; and
WHEREAS , this year marks the 51st anniversary of the Earth Day movement let it be known that the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, encourages all businesses, institutions, and individuals to celebrate the Earth and commit to caring for the planet and its resources.
NOW, THEREFORE, do I Mary-Ann Baldwin, Mayor of the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, hereby proclaim April 22, 2021, as
And encourage people in Raleigh to combat climate change and environmental degradation, support green economy initiatives, and to encourage others to undertake similar actions.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, to be affixed this 6th day of April 2021.