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Aug
25

The 7th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI Greenmetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2021)

As the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the entire planet, disrupting almost all of the day-to-day work, people have to explore innovative methods to acclimatize to the existing situation. While people seem to have understood the requirement for becoming more environmentally conscious since a long time ago, adopting green strategies into any system in the world [...]
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Jul
11

World Population Day 2021

The modern world blending with technology creates pathways to boost the human population. This creates many problems and in attempts to find solutions, we try to control nature. But don't forget we are only a part of this natural system. Let's not try to control nature and go beyond. It's always the other way around. [...]
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Jun
05

World Environment Day 2021

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th to raise awareness of the environment and enhance the attention and action towards protecting it. The theme of World Environment Day 2021 is Ecosystem Restoration. Unless we come up with effective remedies to the wounds of nature that man has already inflicted, the survival of [...]
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Apr
15

Climate Literacy Conclave for South Asia

'Climate Literacy Conclave for South Asia' was a 2-day webinar held on April 15 and 16, 2021, with the programme of Day 1 targeting policymakers and Day 2 targeting youth voices. The event was organized jointly by The Climate Reality Project India, Earth Day Network, and Mobius Foundation to mark the anniversary of Earth Day [...]
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Jan
20

The “Chat on Sustainable Development Goals”

“To waste this opportunity would compromise our last best chance to stop runaway climate change. It would not only be immoral, it would be suicidal” António Guterres (UN Secretary General) The 'Chat on Sustainable Development Goals', the first webinar of its series was organized by the Final Year Undergraduates of the Faculty of Law in [...]
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Dec
08

UI GreenMetric Award 2020

The University of Colombo has been ranked the fourth place in the UI GreenMetric Award 2020 among the Sri Lankan Universities. The University applied for this award at the first time through the Center for Environmental Initiatives under the supervision of Prof. Erandathie Lokupitiya, the Director CEI. The Center for Environmental initiatives (CEI) of University [...]
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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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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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