The Embassy Celebrates the Earth Day with Gardening
April 20, 2012
The Embassy celebrates the 2012 Earth Day together with high school students at the Geopark of the Czech Academy of Sciences on April 23rd. Students have the opportunity to try their hand at gardening along with the official gardeners of the Embassy’s organic garden. To encourage young people to grow local vegetables and reducing their carbon footprint, the Embassy is presenting to students the concepts of Michelle Obama's White House garden and People's Garden.
The Embassy promotes the idea of local gardens also on the special website in Czech where visitors can find how to plant, grow, harvest, store and cook their own vegetables.
Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, marks the 1970 birth of the modern environmental movement in the United States. The first Earth Day helped bring about the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts. Today more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world.