On May 9, 2019, the City of Austin proclaimed:

Be it known that

Whereas,
Tropical rainforests sustain our planet’s well-being—as the lungs of our planet, they’re an underappreciated powerhouse safeguarding humanity’s climate future, and their global footprint is shrinking from continued deforestation and degradation; and.

Whereas,
Rainforest Partnership, an international NGO, achieves results and generates hope by providing alternatives to deforestation to rainforest communities, allowing them to sustain themselves, the rainforest, and our shared future;

Whereas,
Founded and headquartered in one of the world’s most innovative and environmentally active cities—Austin, Texas—Rainforest Partnership proudly partners with organizations worldwide who pursue both social responsibility and tangible impact on our planet and its people,

Whereas,
This May 15th, Rainforest Partnership will celebrate the 11th year of impact made possible by partners, donors, sponsors, rainforest communities, and team members that include volunteers and interns, and through innovative rainforest protection and regeneration projects that keep rainforest standing and expanding, for all that live there and for us all everywhere.

Now, Therefore,
I, Steve Adler, Mayor of the City of Austin, Texas, do hereby proclaim

May 9-15, 2019

as
Rainforest Partnership’s Amazon in Austin Week

in Austin

In witness whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Austin to be affixed this 9th Day of
May in the Year Two Thousand Nineteen

Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin

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