Eco Smart

One Day Awareness Programme for Children

The Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development of the Open University of Sri Lanka organized a one-day activity-based program on sustainable development on the 23rd of August school holiday for children whose parents (academic/ non-academic) working in the OUSL.

This program provided an opportunity for participants to learn about Reusing, Recycling, Resource efficiency (wastage), Composting and gardening, and Value of the food. We initiated to teach our future generation about the minimization of waste.

This initiative plays a vital role in shaping a sustainable future. By focusing on reusing, recycling, resource efficiency, composting, gardening, and understanding the value of food, participants are equipped with essential knowledge. Teaching the younger generation about waste minimization instills a sense of responsibility and environmental consciousness from an early age. These lessons not only benefit the environment but also empower individuals to make informed choices, ensuring a greener and more sustainable world for generations to come.

Plastic Free OUSL

In an effort to reduce plastic waste and promote sustainability, the “Plastic Free OUSL” Program was held on 23rd of February 2023 at the Open University of Sri Lanka. The event was organized by the university’s Green Committee in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development. The aim of the program was to raise awareness about the negative impact of plastic on the environment and encourage participants to adopt more eco-friendly habits.  Event was wrapped up with a shramadana campaign to collect plastic waste and clean the university premises.


Less Plastic Movement

“Less Plastic Movement National Campaign 2023” was organized by the Center for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development (CESSD), Open University of Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Central Environmental Authority, Marine Environment Protection of Public Administration, Home Affairs, provincial councils, and the government. With their immense support, this program was successfully completed from May 10th to June 5th, 2023.

In the first stage of the program, a nationwide education and awareness campaign was conducted from May 10th to June 4th, 2023. Subsequently, in the second stage, an activity day was scheduled for June 5th, aligning with World Environment Day. On the activity day, a comprehensive initiative was undertaken to collect waste plastics across the entire island.”