Sample Proclamation 2

City Resolution for Oklahoma Celebrates America Recycles Day 2008

Whereas, (Your City) recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving our natural resources and work to make the world a better place by adopting conscientious living habits that will improve our daily lives and bring about a cleaner, safer and healthier environment; and

Whereas, the (Your City) has undertaken many positive and successful waste reduction programs that have helped make (Your City) one of Oklahoma's recycling leaders, however, we can further reduce waste and recycle even more; and

Whereas, although there has been a significant increase in the amount of recycling in (Your City) today, we must continue to focus on other initiatives such as waste reduction, composting, the reuse of products and materials, and purchasing recycled products and packaging; and

Whereas, by encouraging businesses, State agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools and individuals to celebrate (Your City) America Recycles Day, we can further promote recycling as an environmentally efficient and, economically smart way of life; and

Whereas, local community leaders can help encourage recycling by informing citizens about the importance of buying recycled products; they can also help foster greater awareness of the need to expand collection programs for recyclable goods and materials by promoting the benefits of recycling investments for businesses; and

Whereas, it is important that all (Your City) residents become involved in recycling activities and learn more about the many recycled products and packaging available to them as consumers; it is also fitting for (Your City) to celebrate America Recycles Day to help ensure a safe and healthy environment and an improved quality of life for present and future generations;

Now, Therefore, I, (Your mayor, or other authority), do hereby recognize Saturday, November 15, 20__ as