SENATE MEMORIAL 17
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
DECLARING FEBRUARY 8, 2023 "EARTH CITIZENS DAY" IN THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, everyone is living on this earth, and thus everyone is an earth citizen; and
WHEREAS, being a true earth citizen is about promoting mindful living, natural health and world sustainability; and
WHEREAS, the earth is facing challenges like never before, including global warming, pollution, public health epidemics and toxicity; and
WHEREAS, changing this trajectory cannot be done without changing peoples' consciousness from selfishness and competition to harmonious coexistence; and
WHEREAS, this change in consciousness begins with a widening of perspective and an acceptance of earth citizenship as a shared identity and in finding common ground to work together; and
WHEREAS, the earth citizen movement was proposed by Ilchi Lee, the founder of the earth citizens organization, with the goal of connecting one hundred million people in the spirit of earth citizenship; and
WHEREAS, one hundred million earth citizens, comprising approximately one percent of the earth's population, would form the foundation for a peaceful and sustainable future for humanity and the planet by co-creating and leading mindful, harmonious and holistically sustainable lives, inspiring a groundswell of others to do the same;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 8, 2023 be declared "Earth Citizens Day" in the senate to promote public awareness of the urgency to heal the earth and choose hope and coexistence; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this declaration demonstrates New Mexico's leadership and commitment to sustainability and peace; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this declaration remind and educate people of the necessity to take care of the planet as a shared home together with open hearts beyond the borders of nation or ideology; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this memorial be transmitted to the founder and president of the earth citizens organization.