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RESOLUTION 2017-06-19 RESOLUTION 2017-6-19 RESOLUTION OPPOSING WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND MEMORIALIZING THE TOWNSHIP'S COMMITMENT TO MINIMIZE ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND BUILD A CLEAN AND HEALTHY COMMUNITY FOR CURRENT RESIDENTS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS WHEREAS, Cherry Hill Township Council, along with its Mayor, stands united with cities and towns across the United States in condemning the reckless, irresponsible decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord ; and WHEREAS, as leaders of Cherry Hill, we will remain steadfast in our commitment to fight climate change and protect the health and well-being of Cherry Hill residents today and for generations to come; and WHEREAS, on June 1, 2017, the Township submitted its application for Sustainable Jersey Silver Recertification, the state's highest level of municipal sustainability certification, and an honor our Township has received for the past seven years; and WHEREAS, Cherry Hill has long been considered a leader in building a greener, more sustainable future among New Jersey municipalities; and. WHEREAS, from the creation of one of New Jersey's first municipal sustainability plans, to our robust recycling program, to our Mayor's Wellness Campaign, to our vast network of parks and trails, to our pedestrian and bike master plan, to our purchase of green products, to our use of solar energy on our municipal properties, to our support of local businesses, we will continue to work to minimize our impact on the environment, and create a more sustainable community for our citizens today, and for generations to come. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Cherry Hill, that we strongly oppose our nation's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and will continue to work at the local level to advance our sustainability initiatives and minimize our impact on the environment, and to build a clean, healthy community. ADOPTED: JUNE 12, 2017 COUN IL PRESIDENT ATTEST: NANCY L. SAFFO RMC TOWNSHIP CLERK