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Mayor Genrich Celebrates Earth Day with Commitment to Clean Energy
(Green Bay, WI) In recognition of Earth Day, Mayor Eric Genrich today announced his administration’s commitment to putting the City on a path to a clean energy future. The City’s Sustainability Commission, created in the summer of 2018, has adopted a renewable energy work plan to help the City reach the goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2050. Genrich has pledged his support of this goal.
“Our climate is changing and our weather events are becoming more severe. To turn this tide, we must contribute to building resilient communities that invest in renewable energy, create clean energy jobs, and reduce our carbon output,” said Genrich.
Earth Day is an annual event first celebrated on April 22, 1970, and was created to raise awareness about protecting the environment. Earth Day events occur all over the world, and include activities such as cleaning a park or neighborhood, planting a tree, or conserving energy.
“The time has never been better to invest in clean energy, and we can't afford the cost of doing nothing. Real change happens at the local level, and by setting a goal to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2050, we can ensure a healthy and prosperous tomorrow for the City of Green Bay," said Seth Hoffmeister, Chair of the Green Bay Sustainability Commission.
The Green Bay Sustainability Commission is dedicated to the protection, stewardship and improvement of the environment, in the interest of the health, prosperity and welfare of the Green Bay community for present and future generations. It is comprised of seven residents, one staff member and one alder.