Aiming for a sustainable eco-friendly planet, the Plastic Initiative Network (PIN) organised a workshop on ‘Climate Literacy and Sustainable Development Goal 2019’, in collaboration with American Centre Dhaka, recently. The session was designed to engage youth in becoming environmental advocates in their communities. Fifty young enthusiasts attended the workshop.
PIN, a youth-led voluntary organisation, plans to organise more workshops in near future. They hope to bring about a thousand environmental youth advocates throughout the country by 2020.
These advocates will serve the purpose of spreading knowledge about the sustainable development goals, climate change and other global challenges in order to create an eco-friendly generation.
The Founder and President of PIN, Sumon Chowdhury took this initiative. “The purpose of the workshop was to provide a platform to exchange experiences and ideas. It also encourages the cooperation between youth and activists for environmental sustainability” asserts Sumon. “The participants took the ‘#One Month Challenge for Planet’ as an environmental social action project to act in their community.” After the successful completion of the challenge, PIN will provide certificates to these participants, mentions Sumon.
The programme began with an introductory speech by Joshua Kamp, Acting Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy Dhaka. He discussed about the ways youths can engage themselves in dealing with environmental challenges and play a key role in preserving the nature.
Ahsan Rony, Founding President of Green Savers, and Anne N Sherman, Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officer of US Embassy, Dhaka, were the guest speakers at the event. They focussed on the negative impacts of using plastic.