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File #: RS2022-1502    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Title: A Resolution to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day and to recognize April 23, 2022, as Earth Day in Nashville and Davidson County.
Sponsors: Tonya Hancock, Burkley Allen, Angie Henderson, Sharon Hurt, Kathleen Murphy, Freddie OConnell, Russ Bradford, Erin Evans, Delishia Porterfield
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A Resolution to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day and to recognize April 23, 2022, as Earth Day in Nashville and Davidson County.

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WHEREAS, April 22, 2022, marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. The theme of Earth Day 2022 is "Invest In Our Planet;" and

WHEREAS, Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 to protest environmental destruction and marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement; and

WHEREAS, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson envisioned the first Earth Day as a nationwide teach-in to educate the public and elected officials about our role in protecting the environment; and
WHEREAS, Earth Day led to the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act; and

WHEREAS, Earth Day is a time to reflect on the impact humans have on Earth, how we affect the global environment and climate, and how that, in turn, affects our own health and well-being; and

WHEREAS, as we continue to live through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded that 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, all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a right to a healthy, sustainable environment with economic growth and opportunity; and

WHEREAS, this is the moment to solve the climate crisis, to choose both a prosperous and sustainable future, and to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children; and

WHEREAS, Earth Day is an opportunity for our residents to take action in their communities to combat climate change and environmental degradation, support green economy initiatives, and encourage others to undertake similar actions; and

WHEREAS, Earth Day is an occasion to clean up local parks, green spaces, and waterways and to address everyday actions that contribute to climate c...

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