Earth Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of today’s most challenging environmental problems and to celebrate the progress we’ve made in conservation and environmental protection over the past decades.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) serves at the forefront of U.S. diplomatic efforts to confront some of these challenges. Working on issues that impact millions of U.S. jobs and advance U.S. foreign policy and national security interests, OES promotes water security, peaceful cooperation on polar issues, sustainable ocean policy, science and technology cooperation, climate and space policy, and international nature conservation, among other vital topics.
This Earth Day, we are focusing on the topic of conservation and environmental protection, while balancing our dedication to a strong economy. Below, you’ll see how U.S. embassies and consulates around the world are participating. There are also many ways that you can become involved. You can begin by taking a look at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s examples of things you can do to help support international conservation efforts. Happy Earth Day!
This #EarthDay, what are you doing to #ProtectOurSpecies? @USAndIndia & partners organize #Zoohackathons to create awareness about illegal trade in wildlife & to encourage students to develop technological solutions to combat #WildlifeTrafficking. @UNEnvironment @EarthDayNetwork pic.twitter.com/v7EXcy9GKn
— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) April 22, 2019
The U.S. is marking #EarthDay by highlighting the need to curb the loss of species. Species loss has the potential to disrupt ecosystems & reduce nature’s ability to provide people with essentials such as food, clean water, shelter, livelihoods & medicine https://t.co/CYEryRZq9l pic.twitter.com/mOCPjYZdzx
— U.S. Embassy Manama (@USEmbassyManama) April 22, 2019
— U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (@USEmbassyPH) April 22, 2019
— U.S. Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) April 22, 2019
It’s #EarthDay! In 2016 #FSI’s 72-acre campus was certified as a Wildlife Habitat by @NWF. We pledged an agreement to conserve it! Learn more about our #conservation & greening efforts to provide an atmosphere of collaboration & connection. pic.twitter.com/P5L1BYsCi5
— Foreign Service Institute (@FSIatState) April 22, 2019