Reminding one of the urgent need to protect the environment, yet another World Environment Day will be celebrated in the city on Wednesday. ‘Think, Eat, Save’ is the theme of the Day this year. The main aim of celebrating the Day is to address the environmental challenges including global warming, ecosystem management, resource efficiency and more that pose a serious threat today. The activities planned for Day aim to spread eco-awareness.
Schools, colleges and corporate institutions have planned many programmes.
St Albert’s College in association with the Department of Forests will launch a project to conserve Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary and the the campus will be declared plastic-free. Hibi Eden MLA, Justice K Sukumaran and Fr Alex Vadakkumthala will be present.
The Department of Botany, Maharaja’s College will join hands with Swadeshi Science Movement to organise a poster exhibition of the Western Ghats. The exhibition is expected to render a factual overview of its unique natural heritage.
The nature club of Sacred Heart College Thevara will hold a week-long celebrations. We are planning an E-week which includes a lot of activities,” said Jibi Kuriakose, coordinator of the club
NSS, NCC and Nature Club volunteers will organise classroom programmes. A team of students and volunteers will conduct a survey on various species of birds and butterflies in the locality and make a report. Planting 22 endemic tree saplings on the college premises is yet another programme.
St Thomas GHS, Perumanoor, is organising a seminar for the students to sensitise them about the need for conserving nature and its resources. Distribution of tree saplings and awareness classes will be held at St Albert’s High School. Quiz programmes, cycle rallies , oath-taking ceremony and competitions will be held in educational institutions.
The Cochin university of Science and Technology and the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences have planned a slew of programmes to mark the day.