Update From Youth Wing
The past quarter, the Youth Wing has celebrated many international environmental days and initiated multiple social media series. In April, the Youth Wing ran a social media campaign titled "Zero Waste Week", and in June, to honour World Environment and the start of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a short story competition has been launched.
We cast the spotlight on "Cracking the Code of Carbon Footprinting" with Sanith de S. Wijeyeratne during the month of May.
The Youth Wings popular comic-style series, Ms Neeta's Classroom, featured important lessons on endemism, renewable energy and carbon footprint during the month.
We are thrilled to be back engaging with schoolchildren via online platforms, despite the continuing travel restrictions.Multiple awareness sessions have been conducted with students at Royal College, St Nicholas Senior School, Ladies College, and D.S. Senanayake College. These sessions have covered Sri Lanka's biodiversity, Climate Change, Pollution, Deforestation, and citizens environmental rights and responsibilities. Further, we have actively collaborated with the Wilderness and Wildlife Protection Society of Royal College, hosting workshops and writing articles for the school's magazine.
The British Council of Sri Lanka invited us to deliver a special public lecture to celebrate World Environment Day. This lecture was conducted successfully on 3rd June.
The past three months have been exciting for the Youth Wing, and we are confident that the upcoming months will be even more exciting! Stay tuned!