Thank you 2013.....we had a great year! with new initiatives and successful results! .We had a great successful year in 2013. Paapedi 2013 the bicycle journey for Climate Justice was a very successful campaign we had for Climate Change mitigation and adaptation work. Also we got involved with Good Market (https://www.facebook.com/thegoodmarketcolombo) and started “Nature Kids” a very unique programme for kids to get connected with Mother Nature. Nature Talk before Nature WalkDuring Nature ...

“Talking through Nature” and "Nature Kids"with Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2013 Wow…working with kids is lot of fun. I have been experiencing this for last 8 weeks at Good Market and the school for deaf in Colombo. Our latest programmes – “Nature kids” and "talking through Nature" was progressing well for last 8 weeks getting attention from people/kids and parents and teachers. We were encouraged by many people and parents and ...

World Environmental Day – 05/06/2013 This year we were very busy with World Environmental day (WED). Dhanushka our Kelani Nadee Yathree (River journey) and Paapedi Yathree (bicycle Journey) organized a workshop for children in his area on the 4th of June. This was the first workshop he organized at his organic farm. A team of 40 including students, teachers and some student Buddhist monks visited ...

Children and Nature activities at Good Market, Colombo “Good market” (https://www.facebook.com/thegoodmarketcolombo) is the latest gathering in Colombo started by people who believes in sustainable and healthy living in Sri Lanka. Good Market opens every Thursday (12pm-8pm) at Water's Edge Park at Battaramulla. This initiative is led by Amanda Kiessel ( Sri Lankanised American) from Sewa Lanka foundation has grown into a gathering place for people who live and ...

22 March 2012The journey is almost over - only another 1 day to go.Today we joined the WORLD WATER DAY celebration along with the EVERY DROP MATTERS project organised by the UN. We joined their activities - i.e. collecting special waste from households (batteries, electronic waste, energy saving bulbs...) and talking to people about waste and ways to reduce it.Since ...

DAY 8 Today we got up at 5am and started environmental meditation and stretches.After some team-building activities, we were on our 10km ride towards the train station. There, we were able to drop in at a Singer store, one of the main sponsors for this journey and recognize and thank them for their support.When we arrived at Gampaha, we rode towards the ...

DAY 7 March 20th, 2013Day 7Following on from yesterday after an inspiring presentation delivered expertly by Jie Chen from Crissy Fields Centre, San Francisco, USA. About his work with the youth from different neighborhoods around SF, very similar to the Yathras of Paapedi being from all parts of Sri Lanka. One of the key points I noted was how the aim was ...

19th March 2013 - "ALL THE WORLDS PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED IN A GARDEN”. Our 6th PAAPEDI-day started early morning at 6am in a big garden with barefoot nature meditation and the sounds of all kinds of early birds. The deeper meaning of our outside meditation is to start feeling being part of nature, rather than feeling detached from it.meditation starts at 5.30am wen its still dark!During the daytime we focused on leadership education, ...

Paapedi 2013 Thabuttegama to Galgamuwa A Great Vision, brings about great journey, a journey involves great days amongst many. But all great days must begin with a bit of Nanda’s special unique brand of 5am stretching combined with rhythmic breathing exercises! It was actually 5.30am to be precise, but the majority all awoke at 5am anywayJWhat better way to start the day as mentioned in ...

3rd day of Paapedi 2013 15. March 2013 Today is the 3rd day of our journey. Our program is intense. We get up at 5 o clock every morning and fall into bed around 12 at night. And it feels so good!!! There are many things about our group of “yathris” (travellers) that impress me. Our 25 youngsters are inspiring. They are ready for every ...

Officially two days before the Paapedi; it is full steam ahead with preparations! Hello, my name is Jie Chen, an international Eco Friendly Volunteer who just arrived in Sri Lanka about a 36 hours ago from San Francisco, California. Immediately I was warmly welcomed into Kanchana’s home, which doubles as Eco-V’s headquarters, and by her team of volunteers who have been working tirelessly to put together various components of the bicycle journey ...

Legendary Cricketer Muthiah Muralitharan Endorses ECO-V’s Paapedi 2013 As the countdown for Paapedi 2013 begins, World Class Cricketer Muthiah Muralitharan’s endorsement has been a tremendous encouragement for all at ECO-V.We are much grateful to Mr. Kushil Gunasekera Founder, Foundation of Goodness, who has made this endorsement a reality and for the support he extends towards Paapedi. With just 11 days to Paapedi, we are faced with new challenges ...

Untitled Post Hello! I’m Dhilmi Suriyaarachchi, a medical student from Sri-Lanka. Currently I am on my semester vacation, thoroughly enjoying my time working with ECO-V. Jai, Preethi,Sameera, Kanchana, Kavindu and Dhilmi at ECO-V officeI was excited to be a part of ECO-V’s first project for 2013, Paapedi : A bicycle journey for climate justice. I found this journey very close to my ...

The first Volunteer for ECO-V in 2013 My name is Raquel, I come from Spain but I´m traveling around Asia since 4 month ago.Besides discovering new places and cultural, my goal is collaborate on projects to improve the living conditions based on sustainability. I´ve been helping in construction of schools, organic farming, sustainability education for children.On 24th of January I´ve arrive to Sri Lanka and I started ...

Good Bye and Thank you year 2012! Today is the last day of year 2012. I was very busy since I came back in mid November from USA after Eisenhower Fellowship travel. During the last week of Eisenhower fellowship programme we were supposed to provide a photograph which will express feelings about whole programme. The image should have chosen during the travel. It was very interesting ...

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