ESDO along with students of St. Joseph Higher Secondary School began a new journey towards establishing a pollution free sustainable environment under the program entitled “Green Youth For toxic & Pollution free world” on 30th January, 2018 at the school premises. Defending every act that pollutes our world in order to preserve our nature through eco-friendly manners is the utmost focus of this program.
Raising awareness against pollution and motivating students for activities towards protecting environment through organizing campaign in different schools of Bangladesh is the pivotal goal of this program.
For achieving this goal ESDO arranged their foregoing campaign at St. Joseph Higher Secondary School which was accomplished by educating the students about the life threatening effects of mercury and by persuading them to avoid mercury containing products. Mercury, the poisonous heavy metal, is dreadful for us and polluting our environment…. Ban mercury…. the remarkable saying was vocalized by the boys of Saint Joseph Higher Secondary School.
A presentation session was conducted during the event where Assistant Program officer of ESDO, Sayda Mehrabin Shejuti comprehended most of the facts regarding mercury and the resulting health impacts.
There was a competitive session for students where the students got opportunities to express their thoughts about mercury and its deleterious health and environmental impacts through developing posters, messages. Students, the guiding light of our future, participated in this session and articulated their minds about mercury and related health impacts with intensified interest and passion. At the end of the event the students took an oath of saving their nature and assured to avoid products containing mercury, the ultimate threat to human lives. This campaign is one of the stimulating acts accomplished by ESDO towards phasing out mercury in all sorts of products throughout Bangladesh.