PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, A national Earth Day was established in 1970 and celebrated each year on the 22nd of April to increase awareness of how fragile our environment is and how each individual can make a difference in protecting and preserving our home and community; and
WHEREAS, We recognize that we share this planet with other species, that we are all part of a fragile ecosystem, and that maintaining species diversity is key to sustainability and our wellbeing; and
WHEREAS, We need to remain vigilant about controlling demands on our drinking water supplies, reducing energy consumption, managing our waste by reducing, reusing and recycling, composting, growing and eating healthy foods, and creating a sustainable and healthy environment for future generations; and
WHEREAS, Education about our environment will lead to awareness, knowledge, and action; and
WHEREAS, Greenwich is fortunate to have a large network of environmentally-minded organizations that host events throughout the month of April, Waste Free Greenwich’s “ReThink Waste Fair” being the first of many; and
WHEREAS, It takes a village and everyone’s support of sustainability matters. Today’s sustainability award winners serving as excellent examples of how we all can make a difference.
I urge each resident to make everyday Earth Day. ReThink our waste through the 6 R’s: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, repair and rot. Make a commitment to conserve, protect our natural resources, and live in a sustainable way. In this way, members of our school and community will serve as stewards of our home planet, Earth.