Since its inception in 2011, the recycling program at U.S. Embassy Rangoon has sold over $2,000 worth of recyclables to local businesses. To support sustainable living, GSO holds semiannual “junk” sales during which we sell items that otherwise would go into the trash: shredded paper, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, cartridges, glass bottles, plastic containers, aluminum cans, […]
Below, Facilities Manager Charles Baier shares what posts can accomplish with a “can-do” attitude. Embassy Colombo participated in the League of Green Embassies Green Summer Challenge achieving first place overall — congratulations, and great work! As you may know, in an old (30 year) existing building in the developing world, it can initially feel hopeless trying […]
Embassy Dhaka participated in the League of Green Embassies Green Summer Challenge achieving third place overall — congratulations, and great work! Embassy Dhaka, winning third place in the League of Green Embassies Green Summer Challenge, made outstanding efforts in reducing electricity consumption bills and developing greener practices within the embassy. Efforts include the renewal of […]
Embassy San Salvador participated in the League of Green Embassies Green Summer Challenge with their contributions toward the construction of a bottle school in Candelaria, El Salvador. Peace Corps volunteer Michael Pantano, assigned to work in Candelaria from 2011-2013, was the project leader and collaborated closely with the Embassy. When Michael arrived in Candelaria, he […]
Innovation Center Landscaping In 2010, the U.S. Embassy Helsinki’s office annex was in need of major renovations. The building lacked modern safety, security, and accessibility features. The obvious solution was a renovation, but the concept went much further. Driven by the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), Ambassador Bruce Oreck, and […]
Green Summer Challenge Greetings! This summer the League of Green Embassies is holding a challenge to see who is undertaking the most interesting or innovative greening activities. Anyone can enter! Here are a few guidelines: Let us know what you are doing! Send us pictures with captions, a video, a short story, or […]
Katri Vala: The World’s Largest Heating and Cooling Plant The U.S. Embassy in Helsinki is the first embassy facility in the world to utilize both district heating and cooling. League of Green Embassies Intern, Sean Huth recently visited Helsingin Energia’s Katri Vala, the largest underground district heating and cooling plant in the world. Sean shares […]
Flying on Finnair this month? Check the seatback pocket for the latest issue of Blue Wings featuring U.S. Embassy Helsinki’s new Innovation Center.
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.