Thomas Goldberger, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. embassy in Egypt - U.S. Mission Egypt
CAIRO – 22 April 2018: The U.S. Embassy in Cairo celebrated Earth Day 2018 on Sunday at the American Center at the Maadi Public Library, in the presence of experts from non-governmental organizations, entrepreneurs and academics.
The event featured a screening of an Arabic-subtitled version of the film “A Plastic Ocean,” and panel discussion, with the purpose of raising awareness of today’s environmental challenges and celebrating progress in environmental protection. It also included an exhibition of artwork and consumer products created from recycled plastics.
Thomas Goldberger, chief of mission and chargé d’affaires of the U.S. embassy in Egypt, said: "The U.S. Embassy is working with Egyptian partners to encourage environmental protection and sustainable development.”
Goldberger praised the efforts of those in Egypt who are rising to the challenge to protect Egypt’s environment and natural heritage.
The film showing was followed by a presentation via videoconference on transboundary water cooperation by U.S. government science advisor Charles Lawson.
A panel discussion followed Lawson’s presentation where the participants highlighted the innovative efforts of local stakeholders in the fight against plastic pollution.