San Francisco
2007 Earth Day


PROCLAMATION



INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY

San Francisco, California



International Earth Day 2007 Proclamation
San Francisco

WHEREAS, the first Earth Day was celebrated on the first day of spring on March 21, 1970; and

WHEREAS, the Spring Equinox is recognized as a unique moment of global equilibrium and is historically celebrated by many as a symbol of renewal; and

WHEREAS, plans for the first Earth Day were announced in San Francisco at the November 1969 UNESCO Conference with the first Earth Day proclamation being issued by San Francisco Mayor, Joseph Alioto on March 21, 1970; and

WHEREAS, the United Nations Peace Bell is sounded every year on the equinox as part of a global appeal for universal peace and understanding, environmental protection, and human community; and

WHEREAS, let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking the best choices in an effort to eliminate pollution, poverty and violence in an effort to foster a brighter future for all individuals; and

WHEREAS, the beautiful City of San Francisco is proud to be part of Earth Day and urges all to do their part to promote peace and the well-being of all living creatures; now

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, in our tradition to honor peace, justice, and care of our Earth on the Spring Equinox, join with all San Franciscans to honor, preserve, and restore Earth's beauty, do hereby proclaim March 20, 2007 as...

International Earth Day
In San Francisco!