Center for Environmental initiatives

Jul
31

University of Colombo’s path towards a sustainable, carbon neutral green university

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 […]

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Jul
31

University of Colombo as a Polythene- Free Zone

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 […]

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Jun
05

World Environment Day 2020

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 […]

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Dec
13

Opening Ceremony of the Waste Storage Center

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 […]

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Dec
05

Intellectia 2019

Intellectia 2019, an awareness program on plastic pollution and promoting eco-friendly initiatives organized by the Botanical Society of University of Colombo (BOTSOC) in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) of University of Colombo, was held on the 5th of December at the NBLT of the Department of Plant Sciences. Professor Ajith de Alwis, […]

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Feb
14

The Environmental Ceremony and Green Talk Session

The Center for Environmental Initiatives organized an Environmental Ceremony and a Green talk session at the Main Library auditorium on 14th February 2019.

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Sep
11

School awareness programmes – Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI)

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 […]

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Jun
19

“Green Talk”, Sustainable Construction Practices

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.  

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May
09

“Green Talk”, Stopping Plastic Pollution

The Center for Environmental Initiatives, University of Colombo organized its monthly green talk for the second time to enhance environmental awareness among university community on recent environmental problems. The second green talk on “Stopping Plastic Pollution” delivered by Professor Ajith De Alwis on Wednesday 09th May 2018 at 4.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m at the […]

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Jan
29

“Green Talk”, Seeking Solutions for Environmental Problems

The first green talk on “Seeking solutions for environmental problems” delivered by Professor Sarath Wimalabandara Kotagama on 29th January 2018 at the Department of Mathematics Auditorium, University of Colombo.

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