Skip to comments.Presidential Proclamation -- America Recycles Day, 2012
Posted on 11/15/2012 11:30:30 AM PST by NormsRevenge
For 15 years, our country has celebrated America Recycles Day as a time to focus on conserving valuable materials, keeping our communities clean, and protecting our environment. Today, we reflect on the progress we have made toward fulfilling those important goals and rededicate ourselves to building a more sustainable future.
Each year, recycling puts millions of pounds of valuable materials back into use. By diverting old products from the landfill to the factory floor, we take meaningful steps toward a greener economy and help power an entire industry centered on recycling, reuse, and refurbishing. We also reduce or avoid the environmental impacts of using virgin materials.
As many of us prepare to gather with families and friends this Thanksgiving, America Recycles Day offers a chance to highlight another resource that is too often taken for granted: food. Though many Americans lack access to regular, nutritious meals, much of our country's food goes to waste. To put surplus food to better use, the Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with businesses and organizations in the Food Recovery Challenge, which is helping participants support their communities through food donation and protect their bottom line by reducing waste. By consuming carefully and donating what we can, each of us can join in that important work. Food banks and pantries accept wholesome food that meets quality and safety standards, as do many national and local food recovery programs. Through giving to those in need, all Americans can lift up their communities while helping protect the environment we share.
Aldo Leopold once said that conservation is "a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution." With that important lesson in mind, let us commemorate America Recycles Day by taking bold action to preserve our natural resources, strengthen our economy, and protect the bountiful landscapes we have been blessed with.
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, 2012, 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.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
I promise to recycle all the bricks, shoes and mud you toss at me. :-} (ducks)
I’m going home and dumping my recycle bin into my trash can.
The confetti was recycled, as was the Gop-e agenda.
Thank you for sharing that with me Barry .... and as a result, I’m not recycling diddly today.
Can we recycle zero???
Now I’m going to have to pollute the environment and not recycle today. I refuse to have the pompous windbag tell me what to do.
chuckie, Bloomy, cuomo.. even Napolitano .. who's guarding the generals.. and their babes.. and watching their diets?
TRhis must come as a great comfort to those digging out from Sandy on the east coast! Does this man EVER quit giving to his adoring people?
Ditto. Normally, I am careful to recycle appropriate materials. Today, it all goes in the trash.
Hell with obama. My opinion of him and his worshipers has not changed one iota.
With all this crap going on in DC ,this is the best he come up with
I just threw away some paper just for the hell of it. And when I get home, I’m throwing all the plastic bags I’ve been saving in case I need one right in the trash (there’s always more).
America should have taken out the trash last Tuesday
“We have renamed it, ‘Recycle the Constitution Day.’”
15 years, huh. Never heard of it.
The U.S. just recycled a turd.
The EPA “partnering” with businesses to recover food. huh?
How long before ya need a permit and a haz mat certified suit to dumpster dive?
don’t get me wrong, I support food recovery, most folks have no concept of how much waste there is in today’s restaurant and deli industries alone.
however, further dependence on gubamint “doing the right thing” ain’t always necessarily the best thing. I recycle, have for years, some don’t bother, that’s fine, most trash gets ‘processed’ anyway, but at that point any viable food amidst the mess is toast too. I don’t need the EPA telling me what is edible. I have dogs for that. ;-]
BTW: Recycling is one gigantic hoax. It came into being because of a memo from a Third Assistant Schmendrick in the Nixon administration, about a non-existent shortage of land-fill land.
The media is great at recycling too. We hear the same lying rhetoric everyday from them.
As recycling trash ha. never have never will and all our garbage goes to the landfill. Gaia will claim it in time. ;p