America Recycles Day, 2013, 69531-69534 [2013-27910]

Download as PDF Vol. 78 Tuesday, No. 223 November 19, 2013 Part II The President TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9057—America Recycles Day, 2013 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 Nov 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\19NOD0.SGM 19NOD0 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 Nov 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\19NOD0.SGM 19NOD0 69533 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 223 Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Title 3— Proclamation 9057 of November 14, 2013 The President America Recycles Day, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During the First and Second World Wars, Americans showed their patriotism by participating in scrap drives and salvage collections. A committed citizenry gave up their personal typewriters, joined in volunteer efforts to harvest oil-producing peanuts, and donated old tires in a nationwide push to conserve and repurpose resources vital to our common welfare. Today, we face new threats—to our environment, our health, and our climate— that require all of us to do our part. On America Recycles Day, we carry forward a great national tradition and enlist a new generation of environmental stewards. A typical American produces more than four pounds of waste each day, and some of this waste, including old computers and cell phones, could damage our health and harm our environment if not recycled properly. Recycling not only reduces pollution, but also saves energy, preserves valuable raw materials, and reduces emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. In addition, it spurs economic growth, generating billions of dollars each year and supporting local manufacturers who depend on recycled materials to make their products. America Recycles Day offers an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the ways our habits shape the world around us. In our homes, offices, and schools, let us strive to make recycling a part of our daily lives. We should reuse or donate when possible, and recycle or compost as much as we are able. Students can get involved by championing waste-free lunches, recycling programs, and collection drives to repurpose resources like used shoes, water bottles, and digital cameras. Our environmental legacy will not reflect any single policy or initiative; it will be the sum of millions of small actions, the decisions we make each day. Today, let us join with family, friends, and neighbors to make that legacy a strong one. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 15, 2013, as America Recycles Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities, and I encourage all Americans to continue their reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts throughout the year. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 Nov 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19NOD0.SGM 19NOD0 69534 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyeighth. [FR Doc. 2013–27910 Filed 11–18–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:55 Nov 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19NOD0.SGM 19NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27910]



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Vol. 78

Tuesday,

No. 223

November 19, 2013

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9057--America Recycles Day, 2013


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 223 / Tuesday, November 19, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9057 of November 14, 2013

                
America Recycles Day, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During the First and Second World Wars, Americans 
                showed their patriotism by participating in scrap 
                drives and salvage collections. A committed citizenry 
                gave up their personal typewriters, joined in volunteer 
                efforts to harvest oil-producing peanuts, and donated 
                old tires in a nationwide push to conserve and 
                repurpose resources vital to our common welfare. Today, 
                we face new threats--to our environment, our health, 
                and our climate--that require all of us to do our part. 
                On America Recycles Day, we carry forward a great 
                national tradition and enlist a new generation of 
                environmental stewards.

                A typical American produces more than four pounds of 
                waste each day, and some of this waste, including old 
                computers and cell phones, could damage our health and 
                harm our environment if not recycled properly. 
                Recycling not only reduces pollution, but also saves 
                energy, preserves valuable raw materials, and reduces 
                emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to 
                climate change. In addition, it spurs economic growth, 
                generating billions of dollars each year and supporting 
                local manufacturers who depend on recycled materials to 
                make their products.

                America Recycles Day offers an opportunity for each of 
                us to reflect on the ways our habits shape the world 
                around us. In our homes, offices, and schools, let us 
                strive to make recycling a part of our daily lives. We 
                should reuse or donate when possible, and recycle or 
                compost as much as we are able. Students can get 
                involved by championing waste-free lunches, recycling 
                programs, and collection drives to repurpose resources 
                like used shoes, water bottles, and digital cameras.

                Our environmental legacy will not reflect any single 
                policy or initiative; it will be the sum of millions of 
                small actions, the decisions we make each day. Today, 
                let us join with family, friends, and neighbors to make 
                that legacy a strong one.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 15, 2013, as 
                America Recycles Day. I call upon the people of the 
                United States to observe this day with appropriate 
                programs and activities, and I encourage all Americans 
                to continue their reducing, reusing, and recycling 
                efforts throughout the year.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                eighth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-27910
Filed 11-18-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4