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U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Recognizes Earth Day 2011

 Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement recognizing Earth Day 2011, celebrated on Friday, April 22, 2011:

“As we recognize and celebrate Earth Day, let us, as a nation, pledge to protect the environment and combat climate change.  Know that I will be doing my part on Capitol Hill to support legislation that spurs a cleaner and greener job market to help fortify our economy for the American people,” said Rep. Clarke.  “A green economy is a healthy economy, both environmentally and financially.”

Earth Day is a time for Americans to focus on educating one another about the benefits of sustainable development, conservation, and biodiversity.  For over 40 years, this nation has used this day to appreciate the many resources the earth provides our human existence and explore the ways we can make it a better place.

“The truth of the matter is a cleaner Brooklyn means a cleaner NYC, and a cleaner planet.  Let us help safeguard this planet for our children and for generations to come.  Earth Day 2011 offers the opportunity to recommit ourselves to building a healthier global community.  We must advance policy that prevents radical climate change,” concluded Rep. Clarke.