Earth Day, 2018

first_imgEarth Day, 2018 Environment,  Proclamations WHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s 2018 Earth Day theme is “Everyone Plays a Part in Keeping Pennsylvania Clean,” which acknowledges the commonwealth’s commitment to raising awareness and encouraging Pennsylvanians to examine their personal impact on the environment; andWHEREAS, the first Earth Day was enacted in 1970 and engaged over 20 million Americans to advocate for a cleaner environment; andWHEREAS, Earth Day now has become a world-wide event and has highlighted some of the most critical environmental issues on the world stage; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, Fish and Boat Commission, and Game Commission have an enormous responsibility to the citizens of the commonwealth, and work year-round to ensure Pennsylvania’s water, air, and land are protected; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania is blessed with a wealth of bountiful woodlands and waterways, often most visibly showcased in our 121 state parks and more than 2.2 million acres of state forests, and other public lands that enrich the lives of both residents and visitors alike, providing irreplaceable habitat for countless flora and fauna, sustainable natural resources, and many scenic recreational opportunities; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania’s commonwealth agencies challenge every resident of the commonwealth to help in conserving and protecting the environment via green activities, such as recycling, water and energy conservation, tree planting, and active education about environmental issues; andWHEREAS, Pennsylvania supports projects that demonstrate and encourage energy conservation, sustainability, and the usage of renewable energy; andWHEREAS, special Earth Day events are offered throughout the commonwealth to encourage residents to identify what they can personally do to protect the environment and make Pennsylvania a cleaner and greener state.THEREFORE, in special recognition of the efforts and dedication of the commonwealth’s state agencies and volunteers, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim April 22, 2018, as EARTH DAY. I encourage all citizens to become engaged in their local communities and join efforts to help maintain and improve Pennsylvania’s urban and rural environments.GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this fifteenth day of March, two thousand eighteen, the year of the commonwealth the two hundred forty-second.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the proclamation below. You can also view the proclamation on Scribd and as a PDF. Governor Wolf Proclamation — Earth Day 2018 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd April 05, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

See what classy Steve Smith had to say about Indian captain Virat Kohli

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PTIAdvertisement 4agNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsciplxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efp9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) q5Would you ever consider trying this?😱4ivCan your students do this? 🌚18s0zRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the world of cricket, the rivalry of Team India skipper Virat Kohli and Australian superstar Steve Smith is not new. The silent tussle between the two iconic sportspersons is always eminent in the media and the cricketing fandom, as there are split opinions about who is the better one out of ICC’s no. 1 and no. 2 Test batsmen. Following the closure of the 3 match One Day International against India, Steve Smith himself opens up.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PTIIn a recent interview session with IANS, the topic of Virat Kohli eventually came up, and Steve Smith had the quintessential response on the Indian superstar.“Yeah, he is terrific. His batting numbers just speak for themselves,” Smith went all out on praising Kohli: “I think he’s an incredible player in all three formats and I think we will see him break many records. He’s already broken plenty of them and I see him breaking many more over the years.”Advertisement Despite a loss on the first ODI, Kohli bounced back with an effective game plan, along with two brilliant knocks of 78 and 89 in the second and third match, respectively.“He has got the hunger for runs and doesn’t stop getting them. Hopefully he can stop getting them against Australia, that’ll be nice.” Smith added.Advertisement Kohli has been hailed by many pundits and supporters, including the Men in Blues’ head coach Ravi Shastri, who complimented the 31 year old’s love and passion for India’s Test matches, and also on bringing the red ball format back to its former glory. Smith had quite the similar response on the topic.The 30 year old continued: “As a captain he’s already made India the number one side in the world in Test cricket. From what I have seen he sets really good standards for them. He is a lot about fitness and is health conscious and things like that. He’s got the Indian side into a really good place and leads them exceptionally well,”However, the memory the former Aussie captain so fondly remembers is the heartwarming gesture Kohli did back at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, where Kohli engaged the crowd to cheer for Smith, despite facing slack from the Indian fans on the sandpaper scandal.“In the World Cup it was really nice of Virat to do what he did. He did not have to do that and yeah it was a lovely gesture and really appreciated that,” Smith appreciated Kohli’s uplifting action, the same one that earned the Indian captain ICC’s ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award.Also read-Michael Vaughan gives his verdict as to who the best all format batsman is: Smith or Kohli Advertisementlast_img read more