WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as Vice Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC), released the following statement in honor of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22:

“Each year, Earth Day reminds us not to take our home for granted. It reminds us of the importance of clean air and safe water, the necessity of open lands and healthy ecosystems, and the moral value of the pristine natural places entrusted to us by previous generations.

Earth Day also reminds us of the hard work necessary to defend all the living things we share this planet with, and the importance of this work. Today we are faced with unprecedented threats to the natural world: man-made climate change, habitat loss, and near-sighted thinking which fails to recognize the necessity of responsible resource stewardship for sustainable economic growth chief among them.

Let us use tomorrow as a renewed call to action. Clear blue skies, green grass, and snowcapped mountains are the birthright of every American and we must step up for current and future generations to meet the challenges we face head on. I call on all Americans to get involved, to be vocal, and to advocate fiercely for all our neighborhoods, parks, streams and fields and together we can leave future generations and Earth to celebrate and be proud of.”

Congressman Mike Quigley

Mike Quigley was elected to Congress to represent Illinois’ 5th District on April 7, 2009. A former Cook County Commissioner who began his career through community service in the Lakeview neighborhood, Mike has served his community for more than thirty years. His election to Congress was an opportunity to take his unique style of reform-minded politics, which Chicagoans have known for years, from Cook County to Washington.

In Washington, Mike has made government reform and fiscal responsibility the cornerstones of his legislative agenda. By starting from scratch and asking tough questions about what the government actually needs, his innovative “Reinventing Government” reports lay out detailed plans for streamlining the federal budget and reducing our deficit by $2 trillion over the next 10 years.

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