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Celebrating the Greening of the Embassy

Ambassador's Residence, May 10, 2012
Ambassador Eacho rides electro bike

Ambassador Eacho demonstrates the Embassy's desision to go green by riding an electric motorcycle

The U.S. Embassy Vienna opened the doors to Ambassador Eacho’s “green” residence with a gala dinner event, an exhibit by green-technology companies and an electric car and motorcycle show. The Embassy used the makeover to highlight U.S. government commitment to climate change solutions, and to successfully demonstrate the use of innovative clean energy technologies. Gerry Braun, director of the Davis Energy Institute, University of California, was the guest speaker at the Gala and gave a keynote speech at the Green World Forum the next day. Nobel Prize Laureate Betty Williams, the president of the Green World Forum, was a guest of honor at the Embassy gala.

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