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,
From its headquarters in one of the world’s most innovative and environmentally active cities—Austin, Texas—Rainforest Partnership launched World Rainforest Day in 2017, as a call to action for individuals and organizations around the world to join together to save one of Earth’s most precious resources, our rainforests; and

Whereas,
This June 22nd, Rainforest Partnership will celebrate the 3rd annual World Rainforest Day alongside more than 60 global partners and millions of activated individuals in Austin and around the world, taking action to preserve rainforests for a healthy, thriving planet and a prosperous future, because like the University of Texas, what starts here in Austin changes the world; and

Whereas,
Rainforest Partnership invites citizens of Austin to share what they are doing with #WorldRainforestDay and participate by advocating for rainforests, making sustainable lifestyle choices, and supporting rainforest protectors, because only through our combined efforts can we save Earth’s rainforests.

Now, Therefore,
I, Steve Adler, Mayor of the City of Austin, Texas, do hereby proclaim
June 22nd, 2019 as
World Rainforest Day

In witness whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Austin to be affixed this 22nd Day of
June in the Year Two Thousand Nineteen

Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin

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