It didn’t take long for the backlash to begin once the Trump administration formally announced that it would withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord, with many mayors and governors across the country (and even the CEO of Goldman Sachs) condemning the action.
Here in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he would sign an executive order that would keep the five boroughs on the path to reducing carbon emissions. At the state level, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he, along with the governors of California and Washington, would form the United States Climate Alliance, a coalition that will convene U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris accord and continuing to take action against climate change.
New York showed its support for the Paris accord in more visible ways, too. Following in the footsteps of Paris, which lit its City Hall green to show its commitment to the agreement, a few of NYC’s buildings and other structures went green, too.
City Hall, which has used its facade to show support for the victims of the Orlando Pulse shooting, among other things, went green:
Cuomo also directed the Port Authority to change the spire of One World Trade Center to green:
The new span of the Kosciuszko Bridge also went green: