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RESOLUTION 2017-6-19 <br /> RESOLUTION OPPOSING WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE <br /> AND MEMORIALIZING THE TOWNSHIP'S COMMITMENT TO MINIMIZE ITS IMPACT ON THE <br /> ENVIRONMENT AND BUILD A CLEAN AND HEALTHY COMMUNITY FOR CURRENT RESIDENTS <br /> AND FUTURE GENERATIONS <br /> WHEREAS, Cherry Hill Township Council, along with its Mayor, stands united with cities <br /> and towns across the United States in condemning the reckless, irresponsible decision to <br /> withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord ; and <br /> WHEREAS, as leaders of Cherry Hill, we will remain steadfast in our commitment to <br /> fight climate change and protect the health and well-being of Cherry Hill residents today <br /> and for generations to come; and <br /> WHEREAS, on June 1, 2017, the Township submitted its application for Sustainable <br /> Jersey Silver Recertification, the state's highest level of municipal sustainability certification, <br /> and an honor our Township has received for the past seven years; and <br /> WHEREAS, Cherry Hill has long been considered a leader in building a greener, more <br /> sustainable future among New Jersey municipalities; and. <br /> WHEREAS, from the creation of one of New Jersey's first municipal sustainability <br /> plans, to our robust recycling program, to our Mayor's Wellness Campaign, to our vast <br /> network of parks and trails, to our pedestrian and bike master plan, to our purchase of <br /> green products, to our use of solar energy on our municipal properties, to our support of <br /> local businesses, we will continue to work to minimize our impact on the environment, and <br /> create a more sustainable community for our citizens today, and for generations to come. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Cherry <br /> Hill, that we strongly oppose our nation's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and will <br /> continue to work at the local level to advance our sustainability initiatives and minimize our <br /> impact on the environment, and to build a clean, healthy community. <br /> ADOPTED: JUNE 12, 2017 <br /> COUN IL PRESIDENT <br /> ATTEST: <br /> NANCY L. SAFFO RMC <br /> TOWNSHIP CLERK <br />