Let's Celebrate & Care for our Mother Earth!!!
Updated: Apr 23
“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.”
— Alanis Obomsawin, Indigenous filmmaker
Even though April 22 is designated as "Earth Day", let's continue to care for and protect our sacred planet every day, not just with words, but also with action. Here are some cities that are taking action to help mitigate our climate crisis.
"Recent reports from a key United Nations panel on climate change make three things vividly clear: The crisis is escalating at an alarming pace, the window of opportunity to avoid its worst impacts is closing quickly, and the need for bold solutions is more urgent than ever.
City leaders are stepping up to the challenge. And they’re doing so in increasingly impactful ways—using innovation tools like data, resident engagement, and collaboration to create solutions that are already making a measurable difference in their hometowns and are designed in ways that can be replicated in cities around the world.
In honor of Earth Day this week, Bloomberg Cities takes a closer look at 9 solutions emerging from the American Cities Climate Challenge that can inspire city leaders everywhere."
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