3rd August 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Winners of the WED 2012 Competition to be rewarded with a 3-day tour
The winners of the WED 2012 Competition will get their chance to get up-close with nature when they take part in the 3-day guided winners’ tour this August. During this tour, the winners will visit the beautiful Sinharaja National Heritage Wilderness Area with its abundance of rare flora and fauna, and the famous Udawalawe National Park, where they will go on safari and spend time at the Elephant Transit Home as well the Mankada Pottery Center.
They will have the privilege of being accompanied by Professor Sarath Kotagama who, together with the Dilmah Conservation team, will make this an informative, interesting and unforgettable experience for the participants.
The WED 2012 Competition, conducted under two categories, was organised by Dilmah Conservation for the 2nd consecutive year, together with Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLAAS), the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL) and the Funday Times, to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) which is an annual event of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Celebrating World Environment Day is about the inspirational power of individual actions that collectively become an exponential force for positive change. The aim of the WED 2012 Competition, was to initiate children to the idea of being conscious and conscious living where they respect and appreciate nature as an essential part of their lives. This was in line with this year’s theme for World Environment Day – Green Economy: Does it include you?
They were given the opportunity to showcase their creative talent, computer literacy skills and thinking ability. Using their affinity with modern technology, the children were asked to either build a database using photography or, develop an interactive website guided and inspired by nature. The winners were selected by an expert panel of eminent judges.
Dilmah Conservation understands and supports the need to build a lasting bond between nature and children – the next generation of leaders and decision-makers, who would shape the course of the human actions affecting the overall environment.
Established in 2007 in accordance with the pledge made by Dilmah to make business a matter of human service, Dilmah Conservation is working towards the sustainable use of environment, in partnership with a host of global and local organizations. It is deeply committed to finding ways where man and nature can co-exist is harmony, so that our future generations too can benefit from these efforts and learn to care for the world we live in.