Resolution J875-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to declare 8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013, as Earth Hour in the State of New York

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to declare
8:30pm-9:30pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013, 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 show of action against global warming; and
  WHEREAS, This year, cities ranging from Suva, Fiji, to Chicago,  Illi-
nois,  from  Tel  Aviv,  Israel, to Copenhagen, Denmark, have pledged to
observe Earth Hour; and
  WHEREAS, New York State should take its place among these world sites,
and give a strong show of support for this  symbolic  action  that  will
have  the real effect of lowering the State's carbon emissions and envi-
ronmental impact; and
  WHEREAS, Having iconic sites such as the Empire  State  Building,  The
Capitol,  The  Executive  Mansion, and Niagara Falls go dark will have a
deep and meaningful impact to people around  the  world;  the  time  for
action  on  global  warming has come, and although Earth Hour is not the
solution to the problem, it is a real start and will play  an  important
role  in galvanizing support to combat the dire threat our planet faces;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to declare 8:30pm-9:30pm on Satur-
day, March 23, 2013, as Earth Hour in the State of New York; and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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