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File #: 59422    Version: 1 Name: Commemerating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/31/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 3/31/2020 Final action: 3/31/2020
Enactment date: 4/3/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00227
Title: Commemerating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Sally Rohrer, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
3/31/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20201 Parks Division RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.


Commemerating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020.


WHEREAS, on April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day was celebrated with participation by approximately 20 million Americans who focused on environmental stewardship. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day has been celebrated each year since with an ever growing number of people volunteering their services for various environmental causes throughout the United States. Citizens in the City of Madison have also had a long-standing tradition of expressing their civic pride by helping out with environmental cleanup projects; and,


WHEREAS, the City of Madison Parks Division and the Madison Board of Park Commissioners recognize there has been substantial volunteer citizen support for the parks system in the past and encourage future volunteer support by citizens who share common environmental goals. They also recognize that the Parks Division has received substantial support from many of the city‘s Neighborhood Associations and Friends of various parks groups, volunteering hundreds of hours to clean up city parks and open spaces,


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Madison Parks Division, the Mayor, and Common Council extend their gratitude for the volunteer help and support provided by the various neighborhood associations, friends groups and citizens of Madison for their cleanup efforts and environmental stewardship in city parks throughout the year; and,


BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Council declare that April 22nd be celebrated as Earth Day 2020, on the 50th anniversary of the event, and honor Gaylord Nelson for his environmental initiatives as the founder of Earth Day.