J821

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 5, 2021, as World Environment Day in the State of New York

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J821



Senate Resolution No. 821

BY: Senator PERSAUD

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
June 5, 2021, as World Environment Day in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
official days that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues
that affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 5, 2021, as World
Environment Day in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, World Environment Day takes place every year on June 5th;
it is the United Nations' most important day for promoting worldwide
awareness and action for the protection of our environment; since it
began in 1974, it has grown to be the largest global platform for
environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people in
more than 100 countries; and

WHEREAS, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing
something to take care of the Earth; that "something" can be focused
locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a
crowd; everyone is free to choose; and

WHEREAS, The theme for 2021 World Environment Day is "Restore our
Earth" which is based on the emerging concept which rejects the idea
that our only options to save the planet are to mitigate or adapt to the
impacts of climate change and other environmental damage; and

WHEREAS, Scientists, non-governmental organizations, business, and
governments worldwide now are looking at natural system processes and
emerging green technologies to restore the world's ecosystems and
forests, conserve and rebuild soils, improve farming practices, restore
wildlife populations and rid the world's oceans of plastics; and

WHEREAS, Natural processes including reforestation and soil
conservation can store massive amounts of carbon while restoring
biodiversity, clean water and air and rebalancing ecological systems;
and

WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious environmental issue, and more must be done to increase
activity at the local, state, national and international levels; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 5, 2021, as World
Environment Day 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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  • 13 / May / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / May / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 20 / May / 2021
    • ADOPTED

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