The Center for Environmental Initiatives has introduced a set of environmental and sustainability guidelines to strengthen the journey of the University of Colombo (UoC) to become a greener institution, as per the instructions given by the Vice-Chancellor. The guidelines consist of general environmental friendly practices and newly incorporated instructions applicable to different circumstances in a […]
The University of Colombo is on the verge of becoming a sustainable, green, and carbon-neutral university. The university has plans to become a greener, carbon-neutral university through enhancing greenery, shifting to more renewable energy sources, and minimizing the waste on campus, while promoting recycling and its contribution to a circular economy. The University has planned […]
The Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) of the University of Colombo implemented a policy on reducing the use of single-use polythene and plastic products inside the University since September 2017 to be in line with the government regulations on banning the use of single-use plastics and Polythene. The Center for Environmental Initiatives has conducted awareness […]
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th to bring awareness among the people regarding environmental issues and to take positive steps for the survival of the environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is ‘Time for nature ‘during the time of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Unlike in the previous years, this […]
The Waste Storage Center of the University of Colombo, funded by the Central Environmental Authority, was opened for waste storage on December 13, 2019, after a small ceremony held with the participation of the Deans, Heads of Departments, Deputy Registrars, and Senior Assistant Registrars, few other officials of the administrative- and academic staff, representatives of […]
Be a part of the solution, not part of the pollution”. “Trash to Treasure” – Workshop jointly organized by the Center for Environment Initiatives, Leo Club of UOC Alumni, and Leo Club of Colombo Millennium was successfully held on 13th November 2018 at Defence School, Slave Island. This was an attempt to encourage school children […]
The 3rd green talk was successfully held on 19th June 2018. Engineer Shiromal Fernando who is the vice chairman of Green Building Council of Sri Lanka and the Managing Director of Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants (PVT) Ltd delivered the speech on sustainable construction practices.