With 176 embassies in Washington, D.C. vying for people’s attention, there’s no competition: Finland’s hosts the hottest party inside the Beltway. By never dipping below 150°F, the Diplomatic Sauna Society upholds its reputation as the highest-Kelvin romp in town. Yet it was hardly a given that Finnish Sauna Diplomacy would be a hit.
Finnish embassy press counselor Sanna Kangasharju shares the questions mulled before launching the Sauna Society. In this interview, Sanna also covers the Finnish embassy’s new designation as the first embassy in the country to receive a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certificate.
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The Hottest Party inside the Beltway:
Going Bold and Baring All:
The Greenest Embassy in the Land:
Advice on Sharing Culture without Pulling Punches: