Looking Back to our 2021 Earth Month Collaboration with IVLP Alum Saad Abid

Making an Impact from San Francisco to Casablanca

“Earth is what we all have in common”

– @boulaizoumma, 2021 #EarthMonth Challenge Participant

This simple fact has the power to ignite profound connection and fuel collective action during Earth Month and beyond. 🌍

The U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) builds meaningful, lasting connections that keep us together while 5,969 miles (9,606 km) apart.

In April 2021—five years after arranging Saad Abid‘s local IVLP experience—we at Global Ties San Francisco partnered with Saad’s Association Bahri to engage our respective communities in a series of Earth Month 🌱 challenges to #RestoreOurEarth.

Our international collaboration featured engaging sustainability activities in which all could participate, culminating in our international beach cleanups at Baker Beach in San Francisco and Plage Madame Choual in Casablanca on the same day. Watch the highlight video for more!