America Recycles Day, 2014, 68761-68762 [2014-27490]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Presidential Documents 68761 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9211 of November 14, 2014 America Recycles Day, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As a Nation, we must do all we can to leave the next generation a cleaner, safer, and more stable world. America’s young people are tomorrow’s environmental stewards, and it is our responsibility to instill in them a conservation ethic. Recycling reduces our country’s energy consumption, decreases our greenhouse gas emissions, and conserves our natural resources, and it is one of the first steps we can teach our children and grandchildren to take as part of their everyday lives. It also creates green jobs in America and provides essential resources to our growing manufacturing sector. Today, we recognize the environmental and economic benefits that recycling produces, and we celebrate all those who do their part to build a more prosperous and sustainable future. Americans generate approximately 250 million tons of municipal solid waste every year. But more of this trash—from our homes, workplaces, and classrooms—could be recycled or reused. Individuals can compost their food waste and donate items that are no longer needed. The choices we make as we shop can also help reduce waste. Families and individuals can buy products that use less packaging, purchase goods made with recycled resources, and avoid disposable materials whenever possible. To discover additional ways to shrink your environmental footprint and to learn how and where to properly recycle common and uncommon household goods, visit www.EPA.gov/recycle. Every American, every business, and every community can play a role in increasing the rate of recycling. In small towns and big cities, recycling programs are making a difference, and State and local governments can continue to do their part by promoting these programs, making them convenient, and continuing to invest in their recycling infrastructure. The Federal Government is leading by example, working to reduce our environmental impact. And as American businesses continue to innovate, they too can find new ways to reflect their commitment to recycling in their bottom line. rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PRES DOCS The actions we take today will determine what kind of world we will pass on to our Nation’s young people. On America Recycles Day, we embrace our role not only as custodians of the present, but also as caretakers of tomorrow. Let us resolve to act boldly in the face of great challenge and encourage our friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join in the work of protecting our planet. 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, 2014, 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 Sep<11>2014 09:30 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19NOD1.SGM 19NOD1 68762 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–27490 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 09:30 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19NOD1.SGM 19NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-27490]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9211 of November 14, 2014

                
America Recycles Day, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As a Nation, we must do all we can to leave the next 
                generation a cleaner, safer, and more stable world. 
                America's young people are tomorrow's environmental 
                stewards, and it is our responsibility to instill in 
                them a conservation ethic. Recycling reduces our 
                country's energy consumption, decreases our greenhouse 
                gas emissions, and conserves our natural resources, and 
                it is one of the first steps we can teach our children 
                and grandchildren to take as part of their everyday 
                lives. It also creates green jobs in America and 
                provides essential resources to our growing 
                manufacturing sector. Today, we recognize the 
                environmental and economic benefits that recycling 
                produces, and we celebrate all those who do their part 
                to build a more prosperous and sustainable future.

                Americans generate approximately 250 million tons of 
                municipal solid waste every year. But more of this 
                trash--from our homes, workplaces, and classrooms--
                could be recycled or reused. Individuals can compost 
                their food waste and donate items that are no longer 
                needed. The choices we make as we shop can also help 
                reduce waste. Families and individuals can buy products 
                that use less packaging, purchase goods made with 
                recycled resources, and avoid disposable materials 
                whenever possible. To discover additional ways to 
                shrink your environmental footprint and to learn how 
                and where to properly recycle common and uncommon 
                household goods, visit www.EPA.gov/recycle.

                Every American, every business, and every community can 
                play a role in increasing the rate of recycling. In 
                small towns and big cities, recycling programs are 
                making a difference, and State and local governments 
                can continue to do their part by promoting these 
                programs, making them convenient, and continuing to 
                invest in their recycling infrastructure. The Federal 
                Government is leading by example, working to reduce our 
                environmental impact. And as American businesses 
                continue to innovate, they too can find new ways to 
                reflect their commitment to recycling in their bottom 
                line.

                The actions we take today will determine what kind of 
                world we will pass on to our Nation's young people. On 
                America Recycles Day, we embrace our role not only as 
                custodians of the present, but also as caretakers of 
                tomorrow. Let us resolve to act boldly in the face of 
                great challenge and encourage our friends, neighbors, 
                and colleagues to join in the work of protecting our 
                planet.

                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, 2014, 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 fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-27490
Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5