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World Environment Day

World Environment Day - 05th June 2018

"National Environment Week" - from 30th May to 05th June

30th May - Environment Cleaning Day and Environment Awareness Day
31st May - Waste Management Day
01st June - Tree Planting Day
02nd June - Water and Water Sources Conservation Day
03rd June - Biodiversity Conservation Day
04th June - Sustainable Land Management Day
05th June - World Environment Day

Following activities will be conducted during the Environment week.

  • Conduct lagoons (mangroves) cleaning programmes (in Negombo, Oluvil) and harbor cleanup programmes (in Cod bay, Kalpitiya, Beruwala, Panadura, Kirinda & Galle)
  • Establish a final waste disposal site in Kegalle District.
  • Provide waste bins for required agencies and public places with the collaboration of private sector
  • Establish a plastic collection center in Kegalle municipal council.
  • Organize awareness programs to government officials on waste management, electronic waste material & disposal of plastic
  • Introduce Beach Care takers and provide special jackets for them.
  • Provide tools and equipment for oil spill response team.
  • Organize island wide tree planting programmes.
  • Provide trees to government officers for planting.
  • Declare the "Shastarawella mangrove area" in Ampara District as a conservation forest
  • Establish Urban Green Park in Negombo area
  • Implement "Thuru Jana Sisu Bank" Tree Planting Programme for 10 schools in Kegalle District.
  • Provide Agricultural tools & library books for schools.
  • Publish environmental related magazine like "Sath Samudura" , "Soba", etc
  • Launch a base line survey date on Bio ecology, conducted in Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee & Hambantota harbors.
  • Gazette 106 Ha of sand dune area in Pothuvil, Panama as a reservation
  • Conduct awareness Programme for farmers on soil conservation.

Summary of the National Environment Week organized by Marine Envirnment Protection Authority (MEPA) - Download

Last Updated on Friday, 01 June 2018 13:29