2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
February 23, 2016 - Introduced by Senators L. Taylor, Harris Dodd, Lassa,
Ringhand, Risser and Vinehout, cosponsored by Representatives Berceau,
Jorgensen, Kahl, Mason, Milroy, Shankland, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor
and Zepnick. Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR111,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming April 17, 2016, to April 23, 2016, as National
2Environmental Education Week in Wisconsin.
SJR111,1,43 Whereas, nearly 97 percent of scientists agree that temperatures have risen
4over the past century; and
SJR111,1,65 Whereas, global warming presents a serious threat towards long-term
6sustainability; and
SJR111,1,87 Whereas, severe biodiversity reduction, huge natural resource depletion, and
8deforestation have been pressing issues for decades; and
SJR111,1,109 Whereas, the United Nations estimates that over 150 species of plants and
10animals become extinct every 24 hours; and
SJR111,1,1311 Whereas, this rate of extinction and the increase in the rate of rising
12temperatures has not been experienced since the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million
13years ago; and
SJR111,1,1514 Whereas, evidence suggests that humans play a role in rising temperatures;
1Whereas, environmental education provides students with opportunities to
2learn about the threats facing the global environment and how to live sustainably;
SJR111,2,54 Whereas, the legislature provides an opportunity to join a national awareness
5effort to increase the public's environmental consciousness; now, therefore, be it
SJR111,2,8 6Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature
7hereby proclaims April 17, 2016, to April 23, 2016, as National Environmental
8Education Week in Wisconsin.
SJR111,2,99 (End)