J838

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim 8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019, as Earth Hour in the State of New York

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J838



Senate Resolution No. 838

BY: Senator SERRANO

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 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 reflection of the importance of our natural world and the
challenges it faces; and

WHEREAS, In 2018, almost 18,000 landmarks and monuments across over
180 countries and territories switched off their light to promote
awareness and conversation concerning issues of climate change, habitat
loss and natural resource conservation; and

WHEREAS, New York State should once again take its place among these
world sites in 2019, and demonstrate the commitment of our staid
institutions, both public and private, by going dark in reflection of
the environmental impacts to which our built world and daily activities
unwittingly contribute; and

WHEREAS, Having iconic sites such as the Empire State Building, The
Capitol, and Niagara Falls go dark will have a deep and meaningful
impact on people around the world, foster youth engagement in climate
issues, and catalyze new ways of thinking about how we can prosper as a
society without depleting our planet's vitality; 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 30, 2019, 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.

actions

  • 22 / Mar / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 26 / Mar / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 26 / Mar / 2019
    • ADOPTED

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