“Festival of the Tree:” U.S. Embassy and Klub Gaja Branch Out for Cleaner Air Across Poland

October 10th marked a very special day for the U.S. Embassy in Poland represented by Frank Finver, Public Affairs Officer, Alison Behling, ESTH Officer, and colleagues. That Wednesday, they joined Klub Gaja, Fundacja Nasza Ziemia, the city of Warsaw, and Lasy Panstwowe, and participated in a tree planting ceremony for the Festival of the Tree. ...
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U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Participates in the 25th Annual Clean Up the Earth Event

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw participated in the 25th annual Clean Up the Earth event organized by Our Earth Foundation (Fundacja Nasza Ziemia) on September 21.  Our Earth Foundation is a Polish NGO that specializes in ecological education aimed at saving and protecting the earth’s natural resources.  This year’s theme was “Take Action – Separate ...
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Ambassador Jones Signs a Letter of Support Titled “Together for the Environment”

On June 21, Ambassador Jones signed a Letter of Support, titled “Together for the Environment,” for the common implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in support of UNEP/GRID Warsaw in partnership with the UN Environment Program. The director of UNEP/GRID Warsaw, Maria Andrzejewska, also attended the signing and shared updates from ...
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Dr. Thomas Culhane Visits Poland to Conduct Workshops on Solving Environmental Challenges

To commemorate Earth Day 2018 and as part of Mission Poland’s environmental outreach, Embassy Warsaw and CG Krakow ‎invited Dr. Thomas Culhane from the University of Southern Florida in Tampa for a week of workshops, meetings and discussions with students, academia, NGOs, city government officials, business and start-ups on solving environmental challenges through technology and innovation, ...
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Presidential Message on Earth Day, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 22, 2018 Today, our Nation commemorates Earth Day, a celebration of the blessings given to us by our Creator.  Among them, we cherish our magnificent land and waterways, abundant natural resources, and unique wildlife.  As a Nation, it is our duty to recognize the importance of ...
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American Diplomats Join Students in Clean-Up of Vistula River during “Clean Up the World” Event

Diplomats from the US Embassy took part in the 24th annual “Clean Up the World” event held on September 15 in Warsaw.  Organized by the Our Earth Foundation, this year’s event paired diplomats from 18 embassies with pupils from primary schools throughout Warsaw.  After the organizers provided volunteers with garbage bags and gloves, the pupils ...
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Front Line Defenders: Honoring Those Who Protect Wildlife

On March 2, 2017, the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs hosted an event called “Front Line Defenders: Honoring Those Who Protect Wildlife” to commemorate World Wildlife Day. The event brought together conservationists and others who are on the front lines of this global fight to discuss the real costs of wildlife ...
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Join us for “World Wildlife Day: Celebrating The Guardians of Wildlife” Webchat

Wildlife rangers and other brave front line defenders risk their lives every day to stop wildlife poaching and trafficking. Wildlife trafficking happens on every continent and affects hundreds of wildlife species, ranging from coral to cheetahs. Not only does it affect the lives of wildlife and their defenders, it affects the lives of entire communities: ...
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Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing

  Presidential Memorandum Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the United States Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing December 20, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SUBJECT: Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the United States Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing Consistent with principles of responsible public stewardship entrusted to this office, ...
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Krakow: The winner of Smogathon Has Been Announced

Thomas Zia,  consul from the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow, attended the 2016 Smogathan final event, where the winner was announced from 10 finalists.  The Smogathon is an event where teams present their ideas for how to best combat smog.  Over 30 teams from around the world, among them engineers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs, attended ...
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U.S. Embassy Participates in the “Day of the Tree” in Warsaw

On October 10, POL/ECON Counselor Kathleen Morenski and the Embassy’s Environment, Science, Technology, and Health team took part in a tree-planting ceremony at Pole Mokotowskie Park in Warsaw, hosted by NGO Klub Gaja.  The event was the kickoff of a yearlong series of “Festival of the Tree” events and activities, and a little bit of ...
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Presidential Proclamation – 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 22, 2016 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In 1872, the Congress established Yellowstone National Park — the first park of its kind anywhere in the world. Decades later, the passage of the Antiquities ...
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Earth Day Celebrated With “Green” Debates

How are American cities strategically planning environmentally friendly development? How do citizens’ initiatives  influence urban planning? How do green cities fight pollution?  These and many other topics will be discussed by Warsaw NGO activists and academics: Krzyszytof Herman, PhD – architect, academic teacher at the Agriculture University , Warsaw; 2008/2009 alumnus of Fulbright Scholorship at ...
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National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years in 2016

On August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service (NPS) with the purpose of conserving nature remarkable sites “by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”  Thus, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the NPS, a federal program designed to protect diverse sites ...
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