The Trump administration formally announced that it would withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord yesterday, prompting dozens of mayors to adopt the historic agreement themselves.
But the commitment from mayors isn’t the only way cities are showing solidarity with the Paris accord.
Buildings in the United States and in other countries lit up bright green on Thursday night. These structures are typically lit up at night and have in the past showed support for other causes—with red, white, and blue lights after the Paris attacks in 2015 and in rainbow colors after the nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Last night, the buildings glowed green.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered both the One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge lit up, and the facade of the New York City Hall was illuminated as well.
City Hall shines green tonight because New York City will honor the goals of the #ParisAgreement. pic.twitter.com/BV0IIZYPpA— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 2, 2017
In Washington D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that the Wilson Building was lit up green to “honor [the city’s] continued commitment” to the Paris agreement.
Tonight the Wilson Building turns green in honor of DC's continued commitment to the #ParisAgreement. #ClimateMayors pic.twitter.com/beqQyVEISz— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 2, 2017
Boston’s City Hall—one of the most stunning city halls in the country—also glowed green, in all its Brutalist glory.
City Hall is green tonight. Boston stands with the environment. We must protect our future. #ParisAccord pic.twitter.com/yTL5albn2f— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) June 2, 2017
In Chicago, the top of the Wrigley Building went green.
Other cities around the world showed their solidarity with the Paris climate accord. Buildings in Mexico City, Montreal, Warsaw, and elsewhere all went green.
Mexico City lighted city hall & monuments green to express his commitment to the #ParisAgreement #Cities4Climate pic.twitter.com/EQHXBC8fBb— C40 Cities (@c40cities) June 2, 2017
One of Warsaw’s most iconic buildings went green:
Warsaw also turned his Pałac Kultury i Nauki green to show their commitment to the #ParisAgreement #Cities4Climate pic.twitter.com/fbzuWR8CR0— C40 Cities (@c40cities) June 2, 2017
This is the town hall in Sydney, Australia:
Time for the world to hold firm on the Paris agreement - Sydney Town Hall is lit green tonight, alongside city landmarks around the world pic.twitter.com/vMh8HU2lNN— matt levinson (@matt_levinson) June 2, 2017
Montreal’s city hall is pictured here:
Muriel Montreal salute you . Cities will continue to lead the way on climat change @c40cities pic.twitter.com/XXL7sF3WDB— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) June 2, 2017
Paris also went green:
Regardless of #Trump's decision, cities will apply #ParisAgreement. #Climate pic.twitter.com/cW9n0EoQa7— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) June 1, 2017