Earth Day Proclamation

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WHERAS, the global community now faces extraordinary challenges such as environmental degradation, climate change, food and water shortages, and global health issues; and

WHERAS, all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment; and

WHERAS, it is understood that the citizens of the global community must step forward and take action to create positive environmental change to combat the aforementioned global challenges; and

WHERAS, a sustainable environment can be achieved on the individual level through educational efforts, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns, and

WHERAS, it is necessary to broaden and diversify the environmental movement to achieve maximum success;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Gale Katchur as Mayor of the City of Fort Saskatchewan and on behalf of City Council, hereby pledge this Earth Day, April 22, 2015 to support environmental initiatives in Fort Saskatchewan and encourage others to take similar actions.