Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day in Iceland

A group of colleagues from the Embassy got together and trekked to the Open Air Folk Museum (Árbæjarsafn) in Reykjavik to celebrate “Earth Day” by following what is becoming a tree planting tradition started by one of my predecessors, Ambassador Marshall Brement. It was great to see the growing “American” forest in the heart of one of Iceland’s most precious exhibits.

We were delighted that Guðbrandur Benediktsson, Head of Public Programs, and historians Sigurður Ingólfsson and Guðrún Birna Ólafsdóttir joined us for the event. The weather was not most welcoming, but the silver lining is that the rain will help the new trees grow. Special thanks to Gróðrastöðin Mörk for having donated the trees.