SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury Mayor Jake Day is joining nearly 300 mayors across the nation in standing with the Paris climate agreement.
President Trump decided to pull the U.S. out of the agreement last Thursday. In a press release Friday afternoon, the mayor's office said the city is dedicated to the protection and preservation of our environment and natural resources, and Mayor Day's commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement acts as a formal reaffirmation of this dedication.
"The people of Salisbury have experienced firsthand flooding and decades long degradation of the health of the Chesapeake Bay. We have a responsibility to make every decision we can to reverse these effects," said Mayor Day. "The influence of local government spans farther than many give it credit for. As a City, we are proud to encourage our citizens to take advantage of our local recycling, e-cycling, and trash disposal services. We're installing bike lanes and investing in the health of our river. The City's Sustainability Advisory Committee-our Green Team-is consistently working on new sustainability initiatives, and they're currently working in coordination with the Salisbury Zoo to become a Bee City USA. Salisbury is leading the charge for environmental protection in advocating by example, and we're honored to be a part of this undertaking."
The Agreement calls on governments to strive to limit the inevitable increase of global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius during the 21st century.
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