Pembroke Pines, FL – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in celebration of Earth Day:

“Earth Day is a yearly symbol of the promise we make to one another to protect our environmental treasures for this and future generations – and that we may only have one shot to get it right. Unfortunately, too many are burying their heads in the sand and sitting on their hands when it comes to caring for and nurturing our planet.

“I am glad to be spending this Earth Day in the Everglades with U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and a group of dedicated public officials who are actively working together to restore our Everglades for every Floridian and their children. I have worked since my earliest days in the Florida Legislature to restore and support our “River of Grass” and I have been honored to be a congressional partner of President Obama’s bold environmental and climate agenda. We must use this important day to rededicate ourselves to the most urgent of causes – the call to save our planet for all those yet to come.”