Kosovo Celebrates Earth Day

US Charge D'Affaires Kelly Degnan tests the bottle crusher on Earth Day
US Charge D'Affaires in Kosovo tests the bottle crusher on Earth Day
Xheraldina Cernobregu

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 26, 2013
Xheraldina Cernobregu


Kosovo celebrates Earth Day

Students and teachers of Elena Gjika, Naim Frasheri and Hilmi Rakovica schools in Pristina were enthusiastic to demonstrate their knowledge and work about environment protection to citizens passing by Mother Teresa Street, the busiest street in Pristina.

The activities focused on this year’s Earth Day theme – “The Face of Climate Change”. A map of Kosovo for citizens to write thoughts and messages on how to protect and preserve the environment and a bottle crusher device for pressing and recycling plastic bottles and recycling system were all there for the public to learn on how to preserve the environment.

US Embassy Charge D’Affaires, Kelly Degnan joined students in celebrating Earth Day.  She spent time with the members of the green clubs and learned about their work Kosovo. Last year there were only six green clubs; with USAIDs help there are 41 of them operating this year.

Similar activities supported by USAID’s Basic Education Program were organized in other Kosovo municipalities.

Every year on 22 April, 175 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day, a commemoration of the importance of environmental activism and conservation. People of many nationalities and backgrounds voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection.