In an effort to raise awareness about climate change, President Joe Biden has declared November 15th as America Recycles Day.
Citing many of the nation’s recent natural disasters and coming out of the COP26 climate summit, President Joe Biden has declared November 15th as American Recycles Day.
According to the Press Release:
Communities encompassing the homes of more than 100 million people — about 1 in 3 Americans — have been struck by extreme weather events in the last few months alone. Climate change is a blinking code red for our Nation. . . .
By reducing, reusing, and recycling, we can decrease waste and the greenhouse gases that fuel the climate crisis while protecting our communities and our environment. On America Recycles Day, we celebrate efforts across the country to manage our resources responsibly and creatively, and we recommit ourselves to building a brighter and more sustainable future for all people.
The proclamation also coincides with the release of the Biden Administration’s National Recycling Strategy, “…which identifies objectives and actions necessary to help fight climate change and create a sustainable national recycling system.”
Many county leaders hoped on board the President’s climate and recycling message as well, pushing for keeping the Chesapeake Bay and other parts of Maryland clean and beautiful.