Sample Proclamation 5


STATE OF < insert name of state >


To All To Whom These Presents May Come, Greeting:

WHEREAS, the State of Oklahoma has charged the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) to promote waste reduction, recycling and the purchase of recycled-content products; and
WHEREAS, recycling and the use of recycled products are inseparable parts of the process that creates new materials through remanufacture of used materials, reduces our use of natural resources, minimizes pollution and saves energy; and
WHEREAS, America Recycles Day is a national environmental partnership aimed at increasing consumer purchases of recycled products and increasing consumer purchases of recycled products and increasing nationwide attention to and support for recycling and waste reduction; and
WHEREAS, the DEQ the State of Oklahoma will be promoting and supporting America Recycles Day events and activities within the state;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Governor Brad Henry, do hereby proclaim Saturday, November 15, 20__ as: "OKLAHOMA CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY"

in the State of < insert state name >, in recognition of the positive impact of recycling and buying recycled products, and invite all citizens to join me in committing to increasing our state’s participation in such activities.

STATE SEAL IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of < insert state name > to be affixed at the State Capitol this < insert numeric date > day of November in the year of our Lord two thousand and __________.
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