On April 15, California EPA Secretary Matt Rodriquez signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Guangdong Development and Reform Commission (DRC) Director-General Li Chunhong to enhance cooperation on low-carbon development between the two regions. This new sub-national partnership, supported by Consulate General Guangzhou’s Environment, Science, Technology and Health Section in collaboration with a U.S.-China EcoPartnership between the [...]
To celebrate Earth Day, Green Team San Salvador participated in a beach clean-up activity at Pacific Paradise Hotel in Costa del Sol, El Salvador. Their efforts will help conserve marine life and protect the habitat of local nesting sea turtles. Approximately 220 volunteers from the community and local organizations attended.
On February 27, 2013 U.S. Ambassador Switzerland Donald S. Beyer Jr. received Swiss Climate’s CO2 Optimized Silver certificate from Swiss Climate CEO, Dr. Werner Halter, for the Embassy’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from both the Embassy and the official residence. Dr. Halter praised the Embassy’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint in Switzerland and [...]
Story and Photos by the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Office of Ecology and Conservation and the Architectural Division of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations To save water and labor and be environmentally friendly, U.S. posts worldwide are using treated wastewater or collected rainwater for irrigation, featuring native plants in [...]
The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon is one of the founding members of the League of Green Embassies. As a proud member of the League, the Embassy created in 2008 the LEAF (Lisbon Eco-Friendly Action Forum), a committee of employees responsible for developing ideas to assist in reducing the carbon footprint of the Embassy. Recycling containers [...]
Stockholm – On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, two Tesla cars began a road rally from Stockholm to Göteborg, Sweden, using the U.S. Embassy as their starting point. The two cars will make the 500 km trip on less than 90KW of electricity, approximately equal to 150 SEK or 20 USD, while at the same time [...]