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.