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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS on Saturday, May 4, 2019 the South Jersey community will come together to celebrate the 10th annual Sustainable Earth Festival, led by Sustainable South Jersey, Cherry Hill Township, and Cherry Hill Public Schools. This year’s theme is “Reduce Plastic – Fantastic!” Reduce single-use plastic at home, work and play; and
WHEREAS this daylong celebration of our Earth and all things “green” will welcome more than 5,000 visitors, and features green vendors, crafters and exhibitors, as well as all 19 of our Cherry Hill Public Schools, making it a true family-friendly celebration of community-wide sustainability; and
WHEREAS Earth Festival is Sustainable South Jersey’s biggest fundraiser each year, with the money used to fund grants to support local sustainable efforts. In early April, the organization was awarded more than $17,000 worth of grants to fund various green projects across the area; and
WHEREAS each year, the success of the festival hinges entirely on the support of volunteers, beginning with the Executive Board of Sustainable Cherry Hill, all the way down to the individual high school students who give their time throughout the event to ensuring its smooth operation; and
WHEREAS we wish to formally commend and thank all those involved in this year’s Earth Festival, including Caren Kaufman and the Executive Board, the dozens of hard-working volunteers of all ages, and Festival Producer, Brenda Jorett, whose vision, time, dedication and leadership is key to the event’s continued growth and success; and
WHEREAS additionally, we wish to celebrate and memorialize the ongoing partnership between Sustainable South Jersey, Cherry Hill Township, and our Cherry Hill Public Schools, to promote environmental education and to create policies and programs that have made Cherry Hill a Sustainability Champion in New Jersey.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill in the County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby recognize and thank the members of
Sustainable South Jersey
for their continued support of the Earth Festival, South Jersey’s largest eco-event, and urge all citizens to join us every day in our efforts to Reduce Plastic – today and every day – and to recommit ourselves to continuing our work locally to combat the sustainability challenges that persist in our world, to secure a better, healthier and more sustainable world for future generations.