Monday, August 15, 2011

Kelani River Journey about to begin! Thank you very much to all our sponsors and supporters!

I can't hold back my excitement for the Kelani River Journey, which begins in just 2 days! You can follow ECO-V's Kelani Nadee Yathra blog at:

Many years ago I came up with the concept for a journey to transition Sri Lanka to a clean, green and eco-friendly society, and finally it has been made a reality. Thank you so much to all the wonderful people and organisations that have supported and nurtured this project - without your help and dedication this journey would not be possible. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce all of our fantastic sponsors, and thank them from the bottom of my heart for their generous support.

Journey's for Climate Justice (JCJ) - an Australian charity that aims to tackle climate change by supporting projects in developing countries. Thank you very much for your generous funding and logistical support, as well as providing us with two fabulous volunteers to come along and help with the journey.

Envigence - an 'Environmental Intelligence' provider that develops new technologies and offers solutions to infrastructure to become more energy efficient, sustainable and profitable. Thank you very much for your generous financial support, advice, and recognition of our mission.

Sri Lanka Tourist Board - the leading information provider for Sri Lankan Tourism. Thank you very much for your financial support.

Touchwood - a socially responsible company that grows trees for timber that is both commercially valuable and environmentally sensitive. Thank you very much for providing us with financial support within very short notice.

Sri Lanka Scout Association - the Colombo District Scout group will be joining us for a day on the journey, and are providing us with camping facilities at the Salawa campsite. Thank you very much for your ongoing support.

Corangamite CMA -an Australian Catchment Management Authority that is committed to maintaining healthy catchments and waterways. Thank you very much for providing us with a water quality monitoring kit and training.

Waterwatch Victoria - an Australian community engagement program that connects local communities with river health and sustainable water issues and management. Thank you very much for providing the "Yathrees" (Sri Lankan youth) with T-shirts and hats for the journey.

Yatra - a leading travel company in Sri Lanka and India. Thank you very much for providing caps for the Yathrees.

LSR - A leading Sri Lankan sport, adventure and leisure travel company. Thank you very much for providing us with an adventure bike experience for the Journey for a nominal fee.

SEALS - A leading Sri Lankan Eco-adventure company. Thank you very much for providing us with a 2-day adventure training programme at Kithulgala for a nominal fee.

United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Sri Lanka - thank you to the Sri Lankan division of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10) programme for helping ECO-V to prepare a successful presentation for the Journey.

Wanawadula Resort - thank you very much for providing us with accommodation for one night during the Journey, and organising a public gathering at Kithugala. 

Sri Lanka Telecom -thank you very much for providing us with notebooks for the Yathrees.

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