Thursday, June 27, 2013

World Environmental Day – 05/06/2013

This year we were very busy with World Environmental day (WED). Dhanushka our Kelani Nadee Yathree (River journey) and Paapedi Yathree (bicycle Journey) organized a workshop for children in his area on the 4th of June. This was the first workshop he organized at his organic farm. A team of 40 including students, teachers and some student Buddhist monks visited his farm and participated in the half day workshop on the importance of being environmental friendly and growing organic. He also planted few trees in his farm along with the participants. Three from ECO-V office went to support him. 
Some of the participants sitting in side the farm

Dhanushka giving an introduction

Participants walking through farm

On the 5th June there were many volunteers joined with us in Colombo who became members of ECO-V through face book group. They all gathered to the Good Market, Colombo where we set up an exhibition on being environmental friendly and going green. It took place from 12pm to 8pm and many people visited us and admired the discussion points we had.  We also conducted the “Nature Kids” programme as usual.

At the ECO-V exhibition stall

parent and kids at our stall

some of the new volunteers

I delivered a presentation on the same day on WED theme, “Think-Eat-Save” at Royal College, the leading boy’s school in Colombo on invitation by Ecologi a CSR wing of a private company. There were about 450 students who participated in the programme.