In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that he will exit the Paris Climate Agreement, it seems that not everyone is standing behind the commander in chief. Cities across the US are lighting up major buildings green in order to show their support for the agreement. Their actions could also be seen as indicating resistance to Trump’s decision.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 2, 2017
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 2, 2017
Both Bill de Blasio, New York City’s Mayor, and Marty Walsh, Boston’s Mayor showed their dissatisfaction by lighting up their city halls in protest over Trump’s decision.
— Austin Blackmon (@austinfblackmon) June 2, 2017
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 2, 2017
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser also demonstrated his stance against Trump’s decision by lighting up the Wilson Building green and tweeting his actions were “in honor of DC’s continued commitment” to the Paris Agreement.
— C40 Cities (@c40cities) June 2, 2017
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) June 1, 2017
This wasn’t just happening in the US. Countries all over the world, including Mexico and Canada, also demonstrated their continued alliance to the Paris Agreement by lighting up major builds.
Overall, it seems that despite the White House’s decision to exit the agreement, cities and states across the country and all over the world are not happy. We wonder how long this type of protest will continue. Comment and let us know how you feel about buildings being lit up in green. Do you think it’ll make a difference?