Ambassador Celebrates Earth Day in White Carpathians

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro raises a glass of apple cider to toast International Earth Day with fifth-graders from the local school. (photo U.S. Embassy Prague)

On April 22, Ambassador Andrew Schapiro celebrated International Earth Day with a group of children at Hostetin, a model eco village at the foot of the White Carpathian Mountains in the Zlín Region.

The Ambassador saw the first passive house built in the CR, a biomass heating plant, a cider house and many other local environmental projects.

“We consider the Ambassador’s visit as confirmation that the environmental ideas we support and develop are good,” said the head of Veronica NGO Yvonna Gailly.