Citing Michigan’s natural resources as critical to not only families and the environment, but to the state’s economy as well, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed this week, the week of September 21st – September 27th, 2020 as Pollution Prevention Week to serve as a time to reaffirm Michiganders’ commitments to protecting the state’s environment and natural resources.
Whitmer says, “Michigan’s natural resources are important to our families, our environment and our economy, and it is important we all do our part to prevent environmental pollution that could harm our beautiful state.” She adds, “By implementing pollution prevention practices in everyday activities, individuals can foster healthy communities, and businesses can become national leaders in sustainable practices.”
Pollution Prevention Week draws attention to the many ways one can foster a sense of environmental stewardship. Reducing use of waste and toxic substances, recycling and reusing materials are all ways individuals can take steps to prevent pollution and preserve our communities and natural resources.
The Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy, is also recognizing this week as Michigan Environmental Compliance Week. Teams at EGLE will use this week to help businesses, communities, and environmental professionals protect Michigan’s environment by learning how to comply with the environmental regulations that apply to them to help prevent pollution.
To view proclamation, click the link below: