Celebrated under the theme ‘Invest In Our Planet’, this year marks the 53rd anniversary of #EarthDay. Climate crisis and environmental diplomacy are top priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration. DYK about 80% of ocean plastic pollution comes from land-based sources? Eritrea was one of the first African countries to ban the use of plastic bags.
In commemoration of Earth Day, Embassy Asmara’s Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Ms. Leslie Freriksen, planted a seedling at the Embassy’s community garden with Embassy staff participation.
Let’s minimize waste by using reusable bags, bottles, and containers, and avoid single-use plastics, and let’s make sustainable choices every day to protect our planet for future generations. #InvestInOurPlanet