Friday, April 6, 2012

Earth Walk 2012

Sunday morning on the 1st of April, the yathrees and some ECO-V members met in Colombo to participate in the youth Earth Walk 2012. The event was a collaborative effort of "Youth for Greener Sri Lanka (YGSL)" the newly formed network of youth The group joined hundreds of youth in a march through Colombo’s streets in an effort to spread messages about climate change. The ECO-V banner was carried with pride, as well as a number of posters with slogans about climate change and the environment. The group did themselves proud and it was heartening to see the yathrees continuing their campaign in raising climate change awareness.

After lunch in the park, the weary yathrees bid farewell to one another and began on their journey to their home towns across the island. Personally it was so great to meet the yathrees (having heard so much about them!). They are a passionate group of budding young environmentalists who are doing themselves, and their country, proud! Keep up the great work!!  - Jakie Scally

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