Wednesday, July 19, 2017

More Go Green activities, connecting with Mother Nature in the month of June…

Team ECO-V was fully involved with creating awareness during the month of June. After the Environmental day program on the 5th and 6th of June conducted in Matale. We did some other several awareness programs and exhibitions in few regions of Sri Lanka.

Springfield International School - Colombo 

Mrs. Kanchana was invited to conduct a session for kids on “10R system towards zero waste practice” at morning assembly of Springfield international school, Borella, Colombo on the 14th. I also participated with that session to learn how to get involve with kids as a program presenter. The program was very successful as children adjoined the session with patience and enthusiasm and the staff also contributed their co-operation. 

Future Minds 2017 – An educational exhibition, Colombo and Kandy

Due to our positive participation at EDEX exhibition, ECO-V was invited to do series of educational exhibitions at BMICH of Colombo and Kandy City Center (KCC) of Kandy by Future Minds organizing committee. Exhibition at BMICH was held on 16th Friday to 18th Sunday and exhibition at KCC was held on 24th Saturday and 25th Sunday.  So we shared knowledge among public on various areas such as Conscious Consumerism, sustainable waste management towards zero waste, how to connect with Mother Nature etc. It is quite interesting to observe that Colombo youth were very enthusiastic to learn about negative impacts of fizzy drinks and junk foods. But when we were talking on the same topic in Kandy, majority of Kandy youth did not have such interest on that. Any how we hope to expand our awareness island wide as soon as possible. 

Sarangi - Volunteer From Matara

Bio Diversity park - Thalawathugoda

17th of June - "It was very nice to be back at Bio Diversity park at Thalawathugoda where i got involved with making there Butterfly Garden along with students from University of Colombo, two years ago.Its a very happy feeling to be back there. I was invited to conduct a "Nature Kids" programme for about 60 kids to celebrate World Environmental day. It was very nice teaching them "how to connect with Nature" and parents too enjoyed it. Thank you Chethika Gunasiri for inviting me as a resource person." - Mrs. Kanchana 

MAS Athena – Thulhiriya, Kurunegala

ECO-V has been working closely with MAS holdings in past few years. This time ECO-V was invited to do a session on “Connecting with Mother Nature towards Sustainability” for school children, at a 3 day residential workshop organized by Eco Go Beyond team at MAS Athena, Thulhiriya on 20th of June. 120 students representing 30 schools participated at the camp. Mrs. Kanchana conducted a one hour session while three of us (Waruni, Lakmini, and Chapa) took the responsibility of explaining the mobile exhibition unit.

Prym Intimates – Biyagama, Colombo

Another awareness programme at MAS...
According to an invitation for a session on “Domestic Waste Management and Environmental Impacts of Waste” by Prym Intimates at Biyagama, team ECO-V did another one hour awareness session concurrence with their green day celebration on 27th of June. It was a novel experience for me since I have not conducted such a session before in a reputed organization like MAS although I have some experience is addressing a huge crowd. The awareness session was well taken by the participants and all admired our effort in practical guidance given towards waste management. 

Ms. Kanchana was invited to Sweden to attend a workshop in representing Diakonia partner organization for Climate change. She was in Sweden for a week from 25th June in a planning meeting with 6 more countries who are also partners of Diakonia.

That’s how ECO-V spent their month of June continuing their mission in protecting Mother Nature!.