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HomeMy Public PortalAbout2023-04-11 Item 1c WHEREAS, the first Earth Day was proclaimed in 1970 to unite environmental groups and serve as a reminder of the urgent need to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable practices that reduce our carbon footprint, conserve energy, biodiversity, and protect the planet; and WHEREAS, The City of Millbrae has supported Earth Day and its mission since its inception. The City has worked on many projects such as a tree dedication program, community and monarch pollinator garden, artificial turf moratorium, and the upcoming tree inventory project; and WHEREAS, the City continues to incorporate environmental elements into the architectural design of approved projects. The new Recreation Center is designed to achieve close to or at Net Zero. The new Alexandria Biotech project includes bird friendly windows, and a new bioswale was added at Taylor Blvd, Ashton Ave, and Almenar St; and WHEREAS, the global theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in our Planet”, which focuses on accelerating solutions to combat our greatest threat, climate change. We encourage everyone – governments, citizens, and businesses to do their part; and WHEREAS, this annual celebration is a reminder of the constant need for environmental activism and the urgency of protecting our planet for future generations; and WHEREAS, the City celebrates and supports Earth Day by implementing a variety of activities to engage our community’s awareness and recommitting ourselves to the betterment of our planet. NOW, THEREFORE WE, the members of the Millbrae City Council, do hereby proclaim APRIL 22, 2023 AS EARTH DAY We hereby invite and encourage our community and businesses to use this day to celebrate the Earth and commit to creating a cleaner and healthier environment for a better quality of life for current and future generations by planting trees, gardening, picking up litter, recycling, and conserving energy and water. Please visit our website for more information on our Environmental Program initiatives and projects. ________________________________________ Ann Schneider, Mayor ________________________________________ Maurice Goodman, Vice Mayor ________________________________________ Anders Fung, Councilmember ________________________________________ Angelina Cahalan, Councilmember ________________________________________ Gina Papan, Councilmember April 11, 2023