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Workshop on air pollution on World Environment Day 2019

The UN World Environment Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June. In its honour and following this year’s theme, EFL conducted a workshop on air pollution to Transworld Group- Sri Lanka. The workshop addressed what causes air pollution globally and in Sri Lanka, its legal framework in the country and what measures can be taken to mitigate air pollution. Wonder why they wore masks? We wanted participants to understand the true nature of not being able to breathe

Design thinking and rapid prototyping workshop with Thuru

In June 2019, EFL hosted a design thinking and rapid prototyping workshop together with its collaborator, Thuru, to find solutions for deforestation in Sri Lanka via technology. Thuru is a volunteer organisation who introduces new technologies to accelerate reforestation with a mission to plant 2 million trees by the end of 2020 in Sri Lanka. While EFL provided an academic context to the workshop delivering presentations on the scientific context and facts about Sri Lanka’s natural forests, educating participants about the

The Upside of Upcycling

Ever since its inception, plastic taken the world by storm; insofar that it is estimated that there will be more plastic waste in the sea than fish by 2050. Production of plastics has increased twenty-fold since 1964, reaching 311m tons in 2014, as per the Ellen MacArthur Foundation report launched at the World Economic Forum. According to the Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter the ocean annually, on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that already

EFL’s first participation at Good Market Sri Lanka

EFL participated for the first time in Good Market Lanka on 16 April 2019 partnering with ‘Festival for our planet’, an event organised by NGage Goodvocacy in relation to climate strike actions happening around the world. This was EFL’s first presence at Good Market Lanka after becoming one of its members in late 2018. EFL sold its merchandise such as T-shirts, re-usable cloth bags and its latest publication on Sinharaja southern borders. EFL’s

වායු දුෂණය

Photo credits- Daily Mirror Sri Lanka පිරිසිදු වාතය සෑම ජීවියෙකුගේම මුලික අවශ්‍යතාවයකි. නමුත් වර්තමානයේ ලෝකයේ අනෙකුත් රටවල මෙන්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේද වායු දුෂණය වර්තමානය වන විට ප්‍රබල ගැටළුවක් වෙමින් පවතී. ස්වාභාවිකව හෝ මිනිසාගේ මැදිහත්වීමෙන්  රසායනික ද්‍රව්‍ය සහ අහිතකර  වායුන් පරිසරයට මුදා හැරීම හේතුවෙන් වායුගෝලයේ ගුණාත්මකභාවය අඩු වීම ඉතා සරලව වායු දුෂණය ලෙස හැඳින්විය හැකිය. මෙමඟින් මිනිසාගේ සෞඛ්‍යයට මෙන්ම රටෙහි ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනයට සෘජු සහ වක්‍ර බලපෑම් රාශියක් ඇති  කරනු ලබයි. වායු දුෂණය වර්තමානය වන විට පෘථිවිවාසි සියළුම ජීවින් මුහුණපා ඇති ප්‍රධාන ගැටලුවකි. පිරිසිදු වාතය වායු වර්ග කිහිපයකින් අන්තර්ගත වේ.