Did you know that U.S. Embassy Nairobi has an onsite wetland that treats wastewater? Did you know that U.S. Consulate General Tijuana incorporates local and drought-resistant plants into its landscaping to drastically reduce its monthly water use? Learn more about how our embassies around the world are using science and technology to become more eco-friendly on DipNote!

This post is one of a series showcasing the application of science, technology, engineering, and math fields to the Department mission. The Department will have an exhibit in the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 26-27, where K-12 students can talk to Department scientists and see first-hand some of the technologies referenced in the series. To learn more about the Department of State’s efforts in STEM, visit

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