About the Author: Seth Wikas is a Public Diplomacy Officer at U.S. Embassy Amman in Jordan.
In celebration of Earth Day, U.S. Embassy Amman, in cooperation with the Jordan Environment Society (JES) and Entity Green, hosted a clean-up campaign today with 75 school students at Sahab traffic park. Following the cleanup, the students worked with students from the College of Arts and Design at the University of Jordan to transform garbage into artwork, which is going on display in the park.
In addition, the embassy hosted a talk about the environment for elementary school students at the Greater Amman Municipality Library on April 18, 2010. A representative from JES led an interactive discussion, highlighting how young students can protect the environment.
The United States has a long history of supporting environmental causes in Jordan, in cooperation with the Government of Jordan and non-governmental organizations in areas such as water resource management, sustainable development, waste management, recycling, marine conservation, and environmental protection. For more information, please visit the embassy's website.