On the 1st of April 2012, as part of National Road To Rio+20 Campaign Sri Lanka, dozens of youth led organizations got together and organized the Earth Walk 2012. The walk commenced withho 300+ energetic and diverse youth activists who gathered at the Police Park in Bambalapitiya and walked towards Vihara maha Devi Park in Town Hall while expressing their views about the environment. The purpose of the walk was to create a different image about the Environment on the minds of the Youth, because it is generally seen that youth as a negative perceptions about the whole issue of saving the planet earth and the environment. We as youth leaders believe that if we want to initiate change, we should make the people believe that, there should be change and what would be consequences is not actions are not taken up now.
This was the main idea behind in making posters, communicating to the public about the problems that we are facing today and the problems that are yet to come. We also communicated the need to change, and the need to take action. During the walk we wanted to create a better image about taking action, as it would motivate and empower the people in taking action.
After the walk, there was a mural painting which was organized by the Academy of Design. The main theme of the mural painting was HELP. Planet Earth needs our help to survive and we should stop hurting it. Each hand print on that mural painting, resemble the support and the urgency of each individual to save our mother earth
A big thank you goes out to all out partnering and supporting organisations for helping us to pull off this event successfully.
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