Delaware General Assembly






WHEREAS, understanding the nature and extent of environmental pollution is essential if we are to succeed in improving the quality of our lives here in Delaware; and

WHEREAS, public awareness should be focused upon the alleviation and prevention of those conditions which cloud our skies, foul our waters, spoil our landscape, and diminish the effectiveness of our minds and bodies; and

WHEREAS, we can study the problems and explore solutions more thoroughly by devoting one day to each of the major areas of concern: Awareness, Growth, Air, Land, Water, Mind and Body Pollution, Recreation and Open Spaces;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare the week of April 18 — 24, 1971, as


in the First State and urge all citizens to participate in activities appropriate to this event and in accordance with the theme for Earth Week '71, "What on Earth Do We Do Now?" to find and pursue ways in which we can personally contribute to reducing pollution in his immediate environment.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this 13th

(GREAT SEAL) day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and ninety-fifth.

RUSSELL W. PETERSON, Governor EUGENE BUNTING, Secretary of State