J1101

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim 8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017, as Earth Hour in the State of New York

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J1101



Senate Resolution No. 1101

BY: Senator SERRANO

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017, as Earth
Hour in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to increase public
awareness of, and appreciation for, the natural resources of this great
Empire State, as well as recognize the role all citizens have in
protecting the environment and the quality of life within New York; and

WHEREAS, On Earth Hour, cities across the world ask their residents
and businesses to turn off all non-essential lights for one hour in
collective show of action against global warming; and

WHEREAS, This year, cities ranging from Suva, Fiji, to Chicago,
Illinois, from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Copenhagen, Denmark, have pledged to
observe Earth Hour; and

WHEREAS, New York State should take its place among these world
sites, and give a strong show of support for this symbolic action that
will have the real effect of lowering the State's carbon emissions and
environmental impact; and

WHEREAS, Having iconic sites such as the Empire State Building, The
Capitol, The Executive Mansion, and Niagara Falls go dark will have a
deep and meaningful impact to people around the world; the time for
action on global warming has come, and although Earth Hour is not the
solution to the problem, it is a real start and will play an important
role in galvanizing support to combat the dire threat our planet faces;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim 8:30pm-9:30pm on
Saturday, March 25, 2017, as Earth Hour in the State of New York; and be
it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 17 / Mar / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Mar / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / Mar / 2017
    • ADOPTED

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