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September 21 - 27, 2020: Pollution Prevention Week
September 21, 2020
Whereas, the quality and health of Michigan’s environment and natural resources are important to residents and tourists of 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, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 21-27, 2020, as Pollution Prevention Week in Michigan and encourage all residents of Michigan to join in this observance and incorporate pollution prevention into their everyday activities.