Monday, April 26, 2010

Wildlife and Students Participate in Earth Day

Embassy Zagreb celebrated Earth Day robustly with a Green Week of activities culminating in three outreach events. On Earth Day employees opened a sustainable no-mow lawn area of 450 square meters, augmented with birdbaths, bird feeders and native wildflowers to attract local insects and birds, thereby earning the mission a designation as a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Embassy staff personally seeded the area with wildflower seeds!

The next day, students from the landscape design department of the University of Zagreb's school of Agriculture came to the Embassy to present their environmentally sustainable designs for the entire Embassy grounds. The best designs were recognzed by the Ambassador. And the Embassy Public Affairs Office helped celebrate Earth Day and mark 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity by sponsoring a digital video conference on biodiversity for Croatian students at its American Corners with Henry Ortiz, the Science Advisor for Los Angeles County Schools.


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