Governor’s Proclamation

State of New Mexico EXECUTIVE OFFICES Santa Fe, New Mexico

PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS, TREES ARE NATURAL OBJECTS OF BEAUTY AND WONDER, THEY HELP CLEANSE THE AIR BY CONSUMING CARBON DIOXIDE.

 

WHEREAS, TREES ALSO PRODUCE OXYGEN, REDUCE SOIL EROSION, REDUCE CRIME, PROVIDE HABITAT FOR ALL LIVING THINGS, AND GENERALLY ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF OUR LIVES;

 

WHEREAS, THE LONG-STANDING RELATIONSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE AND TREE NEW MEXICO EXISTS IN PARKS AND OPEN SPACES, AND IN THE PLANTING OF TREES FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD. TREE NEW MEXICO IS A RECOGNIZED COMMUNITY FORESTRY LEADER AND HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN THIRTY LOCAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TREE PLANTING, VOLUNTARISM, AND EDUCATION EFFORTS, AND HAS PLANTED MORE THAN 1,250,000 TREES THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO;

 

WHEREAS, KONSTANTIN DIMOPOULOS IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTIST WHO DEVOTES HIS VISION, TIME, AND ENERGY TO ART, THE COMMUNITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT;

 

WHEREAS, KONSTANTIN DIMOPOULOS’ THE BLUE TREES, IS A GLOBAL SOCIAL ART INSTALLATION PROJECT, CARRYING A MESSAGE THAT NEEDS TO BE REPEATED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ON AS MANY CONTINENTS AS POSSIBLE.

 

WHEREAS, THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE AND THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO ARE HONORED TO HAVE KONSTANTIN DIMOPOULOS COME TO ALBUQUERQUE AND SHARE HIS TALENT, VISION AND VOICE IN THIS PUBLIC DISPLAY OF VISUAL EPHEMERAL BEAUTY.

 

NOW THEREFORE, I SUSANA MARTINEZ, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THAT THE 12TH AND 13TH OF APRIL 2013 AS

 

“THE BLUE TREES’

 

THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE AND THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN FOR THEIR TURQUOISE BLUE SKIES AND ELECTRIC BLUE TREES!

 

Signed at the Executive Office on this day of

April 4, 2013

 

Witness my hand and the great seal of New Mexico

Susana Martinez

Governor