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 Michigan; 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, efficient government, and globally competitive businesses;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Monday, September 15, through Sunday, September 21, 2014, as Pollution Prevention Week in Michigan.