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I think I would be remiss not to acknowledge and salute former colleague Councilman Bill Green, who brought this important issue to our attention and passed the baton after his departure.

So this morning we are delighted to celebrate and lift up the benefits of a diet high in fruits and vegetables, and urges Philadelphians to participate in what we now know as Meatless Mondays, all designed to improve our health and decrease our carbon footprint.

Whereas, in 2008, Mayor Michael Nutter pledged to make Philadelphia the Greenest City in Philadelphia; and

Whereas, in 2010, following the creation of the Greenworks program, the United States Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and the Siemens Corporation presented Philadelphia with the Siemens Sustainability Community Award for a Large Community; and

Whereas, according to the United Nations, quote, "livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems," end quote, and the livestock sector is responsible for about 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide; and

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