Sustainable living through ‘Think Green’
EDEX 2010 - the country’s largest and most comprehensive National
Education and Careers Expo to the youth, showcased the depth, wide
horizons and the landscape of latest choices, options and opportunities
in higher education and vocational and technical training which leads to
gainful employment, ended yesterday.
At the EDEX 2010. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe
The advancing challenges of environmental harm, depleting resources
and the effects of ‘climate change’ impelled us to expand our mission to
include educating, activating and engaging our youth in sustainable
living through the EDEX ‘Think Green’ campaign, EDEX Project Chairman
Kamal Abeysinghe said.
“We believe that a disciplined approach is required in both the
creation and the consumption of resources at individual as well as
societal scale. EDEX Green Zone showcases some important global and
local initiatives in this direction, he said.
There is a need to include sustainable living principles in the
school curricula as early as possible, so that our youth can create a
society which is sustainable when they grow up. This will help combat
climate change, he said.
As a nation, a workforce with the correct educational skills will
boost economic growth, competitiveness as well as its global stature
whilst uplifting the living standards and quality of life of its people,