Green Living Day Proclamation
Declared by the Mayor & City Council of Ukiah in collabortion with Ecopalooza and the Community in Ukiah and Mendocino County
September 24, 2005
Whereas, the Ukiah Valley is rich in natural resources and has an environment unlike any other, and those resources need to be protected and preserved with the goal of environmental and economic sustainability; and

Whereas, the State of California promotes the goal of "Zero Waste California" where the public, industry, and government strive to reduce, reuse, or recycle all solid waste materials back into nature or the marketplace in a manner that protects human health and the environment while honoring the principles of California's Integrated Waste Management Act; and

Whereas, there are ecologically responsible, economical options available for nearly every choice we make and an engaged effort should be made towards zero waste by designing waste out of the sytstem whenever possible and divert disposables through composting, reclaiming, reducing, reusing, and recycling; and

Whereas, Ecopalooza 2005 on September 24 in the Alex R. Thomas Plaza celebrates the spirit of "Green Living Day" which raises awareness of environmental issues and ecological preservation.

Now Therefore, I, Mark Ashiku, Mayor of the City of Ukiah, on behalf of my fellow City Council Members, Mari Rodin, Phil Baldwin, John McCowen, and Doug Crane do hereby proclaim September 24, 2005 as GREEN LIVING DAY and urge all residents to participate in the scheduled event and to make pratical ecological choices throughout the year in order to live in harmony with nature and our community.

Mark Ashiku, Mayor - September 7, 2005