83R16788 LB-D
  By: Anchia H.R. No. 1628
         WHEREAS, Millions of Americans from across the country joined
  together to celebrate the first Earth Day On April 22, 1970,
  rallying around the idea of protecting the environment for future
  generations; and
         WHEREAS, More than four decades later, this special day
  provides a welcome occasion for all Texans to reflect on the diverse
  landscapes and vibrant beauty of our state and to renew our
  commitment to preserving its water, air, land, and wildlife; from
  the arid desert landscape of West Texas and the hills, rivers, and
  lakes of Central Texas to the rich forests of East Texas, plains of
  the Panhandle, and unique habitat of the Gulf Coast, the Lone Star
  State is indeed an ecological treasure; and
         WHEREAS, To best honor the environmental legacy of past
  generations of Texans and maintain this natural wealth for
  posterity, it is vital for citizens of the Lone Star State to be
  mindful custodians of our shared resources; and
         WHEREAS, One particularly important objective of Earth Day is
  to support environmental literacy by promoting science,
  technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects in the classroom;
  such training will help to ensure that young Texans have the tools
  they need to understand the challenges facing the planet and
  creatively work toward solutions; and
         WHEREAS, By promoting sustainable consumption, adopting
  measures to conserve energy and water, and laying a foundation for a
  successful clean energy economy, we can embrace our role as
  stewards and work together for the benefit of our great state; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate Earth Day on April 22, 2013, and
  encourage all Texans to defend and maintain our precious resources
  for future generations to enjoy.