on April 22 more than one billion people in 192 countries took action to protect our shared environment. All across the globe, in big cities to small villages and everything in-between, people are organizing, demanding climate action, cleaning up their local communities, meeting with their elected officials, planting trees, and teaching their children to protect our planet.
This year, in a rare and special event, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon invited every world leader to the United Nations to officially sign the Paris Climate Agreement which was reached this past December. It is no coincidence that the agreement is being opened for signatures on April 22nd, Earth Day.
“Earth Day is the largest, most recognizable face of the environmental movement,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network. “Millions of people in dozens of different countries will become lifelong environmentalists this and every Earth Day. Hundreds of thousands will be children – our planet’s future. They will join the more than 1 billion people who already use Earth Day to focus on the urgent need to stabilize and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, fight climate change, and act locally.
Today the Klamath Tribal efforts included: Turning off all un-necessary lights in hallways and offices, a 5k Chiloquin City Clean-up, abandoned boat removal from the Williamson River, and other recycling efforts.
WE CELEBRATE EARTH DAY (APRIL 22) TODAY AND EVERYDAY! WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR EARTH!
Photos below of Earth Day in Chiloquin, Oregon with the Klamath Tribes Administration, Tribal Health, the Travel Center, and Kla-Mo-Ya Casino!Special THANKS goes to the Sage school for their participation today in the clean-up around town and the Chiloquin High School for their clean-up efforts.
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Merkley Statement on the Signing of Historic Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day
PORTLAND, OR – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after nations from around the world convened on Earth Day at the United Nations to sign the historic Paris Climate Agreement:
“The Paris Agreement signed today represents a breakthrough moment in the international fight to take on climate change. While this deal is by no means the end of the work we must do, having the global community come together around a shared vision of action is a tremendous milestone on the path to averting climate catastrophe,” said Merkley. “Four months ago, I joined a delegation of United States Senators to participate in global climate talks in Paris. During these talks, I worked with our partners and colleagues from around the world to discuss ways the world can come together to ramp up investment in clean energy research, develop affordable energy storage, and cut carbon pollution. Today, Americans should be proud of our nation’s leadership in helping forge this deal, and I won’t let science deniers in Congress roll back the great progress we’ve made to act on climate.”