Eco-Kids of MLH spread the wealth with Green initiative

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Program helps create awareness in second generation about the importance of resource preservation  

‘Tis the season when our thoughts turn to gathering with our friends and family and celebrating the time of year. That doesn’t mean it’s time to throw out your ‘green’ sensibilities for the sake of togetherness. Well Mount Lavinia Hotel is certainly got their senses intact and is taking measures to make Going Green more than just a trend.

One such initiative is the Eco Kids art and essay competition that was held recently with all participants being the kids of MLH. “We believe all great ideas begin at home and for certain no green idea is too big or too small for consideration by the Mount Lavinia Hotel’s green team,” states, MLH Director HR Ruwan Punchihewa.

Educate students! This is a school’s number one role in going green: change the mindset and behavior of the next generation. Schools are now teaching students about global warming, climate change, renewable resources and all of the exciting technologies utilizing these, about recycling of solid wastes and water, and about green building.

More than 20 eco-experts - aged 15 and under - gathered at the hotel to share an exciting green message. Either by way of an art competition or essay competition and the topics was: Let us create a green planet, are humans destroying planet earth? And the world in another 25 years. The community development arm of the Go Green Team at MLH announced this Green program that put into perspective of how kids view the palnet and in turn help make their green dreams a reality. The winners will be announced at the Team Member’s Day that is scheduled for 28th Nov 2010.

“Kids are just as likely to be leading the green charge as they are to be following green examples,” said  Anura Dewapura, General Manager adding, “We believe that the greatest actions often grow from small ideas, so we wanted to give our MLH families kids an opportunity to put green ideas into action and to inspire other kids, parents and communities to make a positive environmental difference.”

No green idea is too big or too small for consideration by the Mount Lavinia Hotel’s green team. Other eco-worthy efforts done in hotel are:The Kaduru project, community clean-up programs on the beach as well as waste and energy reduction programs in the hotel

The winners will receive cash prizes that have been released from the welfare fund of the hotel.