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Date: 11/01/2011 Description: Clean Energy for State - Ainsworth Wind Energy Facility turbines in Brown County, Nebraska. 
 © Photo courtesy of Nebraska Public Power District           Date: 11/01/2011 Description: State is Always improving - U.S. Embassy Ouagadougou - LEED Silver from OBO Website 
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State’s Renewable Energy Farms

Alliance for Clean
Always Improving Performance

The Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) was launched by former Secretary Clinton on April 22, 2009 to improve the environmental performance and sustainability of the State Department’s world-wide facilities and operations. The initiative develops and implements department–wide policies and actions to reduce the State Department’s environmental footprint and costs; placing the environment at the forefront of our foreign policy agenda. As the Department represents the nation’s political, economic and cultural interests abroad, the Department will continue to project America’s values of environmental and sustainable performance in its mission and operations.












































































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