Posts Tagged ‘recycling’

10 Aug

U.S. Embassy Amman Ramping Up To LEED Certification

Reducing State Department’s environmental footprint Embassy Amman was opened in 1992.  Those familiar with LEED know it is much harder to get an existing building certified than new construction. Mindful of severely limited natural resources, notably energy and water in Jordan, U.S. Embassy Amman has made a series of improvements over the past twenty years […]

7 Aug

U.S. Embassy Baghdad Green Diplomacy Initiative 2012

In March 2011 Embassy Baghdad established its first Green Team, with the goal to support sustainable living within the Embassy compound. Since our adult community is confined to the compound, without interactions with the local community, and without local infrastructure, we had to focus on what can be done within our “bubble”. All Embassy employees […]

2 May 0

The U.S. Mission to South Africa: Solar water heaters and other greening initiatives

The U.S. Mission to South Africa’s greening program, led by an interagency Mission Green Team, supports the President’s mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in US government facilities while helping South Africa meet its energy efficiency goals. South Africa hosted the COP-17 UN Climate Change Conference in December 2011 and has made a significant national […]