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World Environment Day felicitated by MLH

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

World Environment Day(WED) which is a world-famous event was founded by the UN General Assembly in 1972. Nearly, 100 nations around the globe celebrate this event. This event commemorates every year on June 5th. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition on the week that 5 June is on.

Under the theme “Biodiversity — Ecosystems Management and the Green Economy”, which celebrates the incredible diversity of life on Earth. This year’s global host, Rwanda – a country of exceptional biodiversity that has made huge strides on environmental protection – will lead the celebrations with three days of keynote events. Thousands of activities have also been organized worldwide, with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibits, film festivals, community events and much more.

On account of World Enviroment Day, Mount Lavinia Hotel felicitated the day with a Tree Planting initiative at their neighbourhood girls schools namely Girls High School and Buddhist Girls School. The trees that were utilized are indigenous to Sri Lanka: King Coconut, Mango, Kohomba(Margosa), Kumbuk(Terminalia Arjuna) and Naa(National tree of Sri Lanka).

Mount Lavinia Hotel chose to demonstrate their commitment to the environment by undertaking five aspects namely: better waste management, water consumption control, green procurement mechanisms, community development projects and energy consumption control. Past green felicitations included the National Tree Planting Day, Earth Day, Earth Hour, No pesticides Use Day.

We were happy to celebrate the World Environment Day by supporting the cause of creating green initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect flora and fauna, and save the Earth,” states Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel.

With this commitment, Mount Lavinia Hotel reaffirms its primary goal: to be – and to remain – the benchmark in terms of trendsetters in hotel innovation but with ‘green’ in mind.