ECOPREE’19 in a single frame

Climate Change is the most discussed issue of our time and we are at a defining moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale.

Without strong actions today, adapting to these impacts in the future will be more difficult and costly. Planting more and more trees is one of the first and foremost actions for human beings to reduce these impacts of climate change. But it is a matter of regret that over 55,600 trees are dying every minute in our world and the number is increasing day by day.

For raising awareness BITS organized a one-day long event entitled ‘Ecospree 2019’ where participants from every age group participated in exhibitions and seminar at Women’s Voluntary Association (WVA) at Dhanmondi-27 in the capital recently.
Dr Mubarak Ahmad Khan, chief biological advisor, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) addressed the event as chief guest.

The speakers and special guests of the event were Morshed Mishu, Peya Jannatul, Maria Nur, Sadman Sadik, and Ahmed Tahsin Shams.
Ecospree is designed to create massive environmental awareness through art and entertainment. The categories of the exhibitions were; art, cartoon, photography and short film.
The event was scheduled to exhibit art (Paper/Canvas Art & Digital Art), photography, cartoon, calligraphy, short film and documentary film. After that the session named Green Talk & Soirée set sail. Then, Live Talk: Interactive Breakout Sessions on environment related issues started where notable celebrities shared their thoughts and voice for environment.
The event ended with musical performance by renowned singer Topu and prize distribution ceremony.
The most enlightening session was conducted by Mubarak Ahmad Khan who has been doing research since 1990, with the aim of creating and utilizing Jute and commercial uses and possibilities. Dr. Mubarak Ahmad Khan displayed his great invention ‘ecofriendly polybag’ towards the audience and shared the advantage of his invented polybag also.

“this jute made polybag is totally Deciduous and Soluble. It will not damage our environment because there is no polymer used in it. It is 100% ecofriendly”, said Dr. Mubarak.

International cartoonist Morshed Mishu shed light on the practice of environmental consciousness in daily lives.

Session by Morshed Mishu

The event was graced by veteran media personnel Shomi Kaiser.

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