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The Embassy's Green Team Volunteers Find Ways to "Green Up" their Local Environment
September 11, 2012
US Embassy Port-au-Prince's Green Team is an informal group of volunteers working on greening up the embassy community and beyond. In the last year, the team has had several major successes and wants to support the government of Haiti in their environmental efforts, including the most recent decree to stop the importation, commercialization, and usage of polyethylene bags and styrofoam. This past year the Green Team implemented a recycling program at the embassy for plastics, aluminum, paper, and cardboard, which included placing recycling bins throughout the building to collect the recyclables. Subsequently, the trash collector takes the recyclable items to Haiti Recycling. In addition, embassy management purchased a dishwasher so the cafeteria can use reusable dishes in lieu of styrofoam. The Embassy Green Team will continue advancing other efforts and ideas going forward in an effort to green up the embassy and cher Ayiti!