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World Environment Day 2018 celebrations at the Taj


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Ever since its conception in 1974, World Environment Day has had a special theme relating to the pressing environmental concern at the time. The theme for the year 2018 is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and is a call for individuals to take charge of their surroundings and realise the severity of using plastic in daily life. World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. 

Taj Samudra, Colombo has always been a supporter of green economy and environmental sustainability. Preserving nature and preventing pollution is a mandatory topic in the hotel. Taj Samudra Colombo associates along with in house guests celebrated World Environment Day Tuesday, 5 June 2018 by planting king coconut trees at the North Lawn Hotel premises. Resident Manager Mohan Pulkesin along with the Taj Associates and in-house guests planted king coconut trees in the North Lawn. 

Taj Associates conducted a cleaning drive as well in the hotel premises – North and South Lawns and the car parking areas that morning. Executive Chef Manjula and his kitchen brigade prepared mouth-watering vegetarian dishes during lunch like bread fruit curry, tempered manioc, soya and carrot dry curry, green pea curry along with rice for all associates on World Environment Day at the Rampe – Taj Staff Cafeteria.

A few environment related videos were publicised during the day as an awareness program and articles about the World Environment Day were displayed on the Wall of Knowledge in the hotel. Also, a board for associates comments, suggestions, and commitments towards the environment were displayed. The Taj Samudra, Colombo team went the extra mile to create awareness of the importance of the World Environment Day 2018!

 


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