Today, the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva launched a new website to serve as a comprehensive portal about the environmental efforts underway at Mission Geneva, which was named the State Department's "Flagship Post for Energy and Sustainability" in 2005. The site, green-mission.info, contains photos, videos and information about one of the greenest U.S. diplomatic facilities in the world.
The mission boasts solar arrays, a state-of-the-art cooling system, and high efficiency, low emission lighting and heating systems. The mission is currently conducting a project to further improve the sustainability of the building and grounds by working with the American Society of Landscape Architects to recruit students to develop a sustainable landscape design.
The U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva is a proud member of the League of Green Embassies, a group of 28 U.S. diplomatic posts around the world committed to reducing their carbon footprint.