On April 22, American diplomats serving around the world joined their counterparts and local communities in celebrating Earth Day. This year, U.S. diplomats highlighted the need to curb the dramatic growth in the world's mismanaged waste and marine debris. These are some of the ways that embassies and consulates participated.
April 22 marks #EarthDay. This Earth Day, the United States highlights the need to curb the dramatic growth in the world's mismanaged waste and marine debris and #EndPlasticPollution. https://t.co/D8VHxP4zHk— Department of State (@StateDept) April 22, 2018
One Action for Earth Day!— US Embassy Djibouti (@US_Emb_Djibouti) April 22, 2018
This #Earthday end plastic pollution by recycling your plastic products and encouraging your friends and family to do the same!
Ambassador Larry André, embassy staff, and families gathered to clean Haramous beach. pic.twitter.com/y3Qxfs5vOD
Today is #EarthDay2018! U.S. Embassy Cairo is celebrating this year’s theme ‘Ending Plastic Pollution’ with a panel discussion featuring U.S. environmental expert Dr. Charles Lawson, as well as a special screening of the documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’! pic.twitter.com/5iPVs3CyMs— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) April 22, 2018
Celebrating #EarthDay18 with US Marine Debris expert @JambeckResearch, Israeli scientists & students at Ruppin Academic College. Say No to Plastic in Oceans! Protect the Earth! pic.twitter.com/1x4HQqwyXX— USEmbassyTelAviv (@usembassyta) April 22, 2018
Waste management = economic opportunities, particularly for women. The global market for waste management technology will grow to almost $600 billion by 2020 #EarthDay2018 #USAIDTransforms #EarthDay https://t.co/IxBfCWUc9L pic.twitter.com/nabqQQmCZv— USAID (@USAID) April 22, 2018
Mark Earth Day this year by supporting the effort to keep plastic debris out of our oceans and help curb irresponsible plastic disposal by practicing the three Rs: Reuse, 2) Recycle, and 3) Reduce. #Earthday2018 #Earthday pic.twitter.com/zF4EvrALWE— USEmbassy Bridgetown (@USEmbassyBbdos) April 22, 2018