A Month of Green Living – American Center Style

Information Officer Chris Helmkamp explained about cycling safety

On April 4, the American Center kicked off its Month of Green Living with a discussion led by Philip Lopez, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, “The Earth and Environment,” explaining why and how we should protect our environment and the vulnerability of the Earth to the climate change.  On April 11, Consulate Officer Sean Thompson kicked off the “Trash to Treasure” Recycled Art Competition where youth created masterpieces using recycled materials. Winners were selected by a panel of judges with input from Facebook fans. On April 15, the PAS team held an event called “Cycling: better for the environment, better for you,” providing participants with information about cycling safety and how alternative transportation can help combat global climate change.   On April 24, Information Officer Chris Helmkamp led a post-film discussion of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds,’ where participants speculated about the cause of the film’s horrific scenes and discussed the impact of human actions on themselves and the environment. In total, over 600 youth participated in Month of Green Living events.