As the global community faces extraordinary challenges, including severe water shortages, environmental degradation, diminishing resources, and global health issues, South Pasadena is doing its part to protect the planet by declaring Monday, April 22, as Earth Day in the city.
A proclamation was presented to Madeline Di Giogi, the chair of the city’s Natural Resources and Environmental Commission. Earth Day, a day to increase public awareness of the need to protect the environment and conserve resources, is now in its 49th year.
“It is understood that the citizens of the community must step forward and take action to combat these global challenges,” reads the proclamation. “A sustainable environment can be achieved on an individual level through educational efforts, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns.”
South Pasadena Mayor Dr. Marina Khubesrian wants to remind community members to conserve resources, promote clean air through cycling, encourage the use of public transportation and plant of trees.
“The City of South Pasadena continues to actively work with the community to conserve water and other resources through programs, public events, flyers and other outreach efforts.
The mayor asks residents and businesses to think globally and act locally, as well, by doing their part to benefit the community and world.