September 18-24, 2017: Pollution Prevention Week

WHEREAS, the quality and health of Michigan’s environment and natural resources is important to residents and tourists alike, who enjoy visiting and living in the Great Lakes State; and,

WHEREAS, by focusing on pollution prevention, Michigan will continue to create businesses that are more efficient, innovative, competitive, and sustainable; and,

WHEREAS, pollution prevention, by means of reducing waste and toxic substances, reusing materials, and recycling, promotes environmental stewardship, which improves our communities and protects our natural resources for future generations; and,

WHEREAS, Pollution Prevention Week is an opportunity to create awareness and take action to meet the challenges of maintaining prosperous communities, a healthy environment, an efficient government, and globally competitive businesses;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 18-24, 2017 as Pollution Prevention Week.