Earth Day


WHEREAS,the global community now faces extraordinary challenges such as environmental degradation, climate change, food and water shortages, and global health issues; and 

WHEREAS,all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment; and 

WHEREAS, it is understood that the people of Virginia must step forward and take action to create positive environmental change to help combat the aforementioned global challenges; and 

WHEREAS,a sustainable environment can be achieved on the individual level through educational efforts, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns; and 

WHEREAS, Earth Day is an opportunity to increase environmental awareness, and broaden support for environmentally sound policies; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 22, 2014, as EARTH DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.