Gov. Eric Holcomb issued a proclamation designating Sept. 19 through 24 as Pollution Prevention Week in Indiana.
The week coincides with National Pollution Prevention Week, observed annually on the third week in September.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management said the governor signed the proclamation to honor environmental achievements and spur renewed environmentally friendly commitments from business, industry, citizens and government.
"Pollution Prevention Week is a great opportunity for Hoosiers to begin implementing pollution prevention practices in their everyday activities to help make our air, land, and water cleaner for everyone," said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott. "Indiana has many natural resources that are vital to our people, environment and economy, and it's important that we all do our part to prevent harmful pollution."
The 24th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow will be held this week, with the “Unmask Your Pollution Prevention Possibilities” theme.