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Resolution RS2020-260

A resolution proclaiming Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 8:30 p.m. as Earth Hour Nashville 2020.

WHEREAS, Middle Tennessee boasts an enormously impressive biodiversity within its rivers and streams; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee river ecosystem is, in fact, among the most species-rich temperate river ecosystems in the world; and

WHEREAS, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recognizes the value of this unique eco-region; and

WHEREAS, one of WWF’s global climate initiatives is Earth Hour, an annual global climate event; and

WHEREAS, Earth Hour was first celebrated in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million people, and thousands of businesses, turned out their lights in order to illuminate emerging concerns about climate change; and

WHEREAS, this year, tens of millions of people around the world will come together once again -- on March 28, 2020, at 8:30 p.m. -- to make a collective statement about climate change by doing something quite simple -- turning off their lights for one hour; and

WHEREAS, Nashville is fortunate to be designated as one of only seven American flagship cities participating in Earth Hour 2020. Others include Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco; and

WHEREAS, Earth Hour complements the many environmental initiatives that are already in place in Nashville; and

WHEREAS, this is a tremendous honor for Nashville, whereupon the Metropolitan Council will join with Mayor John Cooper and citizens of Nashville and Davidson County to demonstrate concerns for the environment on a global scale.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

SECTION 1. That the Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as proclaiming Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 8:30 p.m. to be celebrated as Earth Hour Nashville 2020.

SECTION 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to representatives of Earth Hour Nashville 2020.

SECTION 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Burkley Allen, Freddie O'Connell

Legislative History

Referred toPublic Works Committee
Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedMarch 17, 2020

Deferred to April 7, 2020March 17, 2020

AdoptedApril 7, 2020

ApprovedApril 8, 2020

By:Mayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 04/13/2020 11:53 AM