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September 19-25, 2022: Pollution Prevention Week

WHEREAS, the quality and health of Michigan’s environment and natural resources are important to residents and tourists alike, who enjoy recreating 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, by preventing greenhouse gas emissions, supports the MI Healthy Climate Plan and facilitates a just transition to a low carbon economy; 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 19-25, 2022, as Pollution Prevention Week in Michigan. I encourage all residents of this state to join in this observance and incorporate pollution prevention into their everyday activities.