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 and diplomats eagerly cleaned up the banks of the Vistula River.  The enthusiasm of the young pupils made the event a day to remember in spite of the cold weather, with one hard-working pupil commenting to a diplomat that “I will be more careful next time and remind my parents about taking our trash back after picnics.” The Embassy is grateful to have wonderful local partners like the Our Earth Foundation whose efforts go a long way toward raising public awareness about conservation and protecting the environment.