CHAPTER 784

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 26

As Amended by

HOUSE AMENDMENT No. 1

ESTABLISHING APRIL 22ND AS EARTH DAY AND THE WEEK OF APRIL 22ND AS EARTH WEEK.

WHEREAS, our natural environment is being threatened by our advancing technology and expanding world population; and

WHEREAS, millions will be trapped in our urban and rural areas by massive air, water, land and noise pollution; and

WHEREAS, we have too little understanding of ecological problems — while the crisis becomes steadily, perhaps irretrievably, worse; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to arouse public opinion concerning necessary steps to protect our environment and establish quality on a par with quantity as a goal of American life; and

WHEREAS, the new generation now in school, the generation which will soon inherit the world environment, will bear the brunt of the tragic responsibility that is causing the deterioration of our environment; and

WHEREAS, all people must become more aware of the problems faced in combating misuses of our natural resources; and

WHEREAS, there is an urgent need to protect our youth from pollution of mind and body; and

WHEREAS, all citizens must become more aware of ways in which they, as individuals, can use to halt the ravages of pollution;

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the House of Representatives of the 125th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that from this day forward the week of April 22nd is designated as "Earth Week" and April 22nd as "Earth Day", to give all people, young and old alike, the opportunity to explore together man's relationship with his environment.

Approved April 9, 1970.