Indiana

STATE OF INDIANA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
INDIANAPOLIS

Executive Order 
PROCLAMATION
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS MAY COME, GREETING:

WHEREAS, the earth science are important to the safety, health and welfare of Hoosiers and to Indiana's economy; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences are integral to finding, developing and conserving mineral, energy and water resources necessary for our state's continued prosperity; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences provide the basis for preparing for and mitigating natural hazards such as droughts, floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, sinkholes and coastal erosion; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences are crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water and air quality to waste disposal; and

WHEREAS, geological factors of resources, hazards and environment are vital to land management and land use decisions at local, state, regional, national, international and global levels; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to set aside time to recognize the important role that the earth sciences play in our understanding of nature;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FRANK O'Bannon, Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim October 8-14, 2000, as 

EARTH SCIENCE WEEK
in the State of Indiana, and invite all citizens to take due note of the observance.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Indiana at the Capitol in Indianapolis on this 11th day of September, 2000.

Frank O'Bannon
(signed)
Governor