Sahiwal, April 22, 2019
The Earth Day was celebrated at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Sahiwal Campus.
The theme of ‘Earth Day’ was environmental and climate literacy. The purpose of
the theme was to highlight the vital role of education in providing solutions to
challenges confronting the planet.
To mark the day, an awareness walk was organized in CUI, Sahiwal Campus to encourage
and promote the environmental and climate-related education. Director CUI, Sahiwal
Campus Prof. Dr. Saleem Farooq Shaukat, while commenting on the importance of the
day, said that education can play a pivotal role in addressing environmental problems
which are increasing by the day.
He said that it can also help create public support for conservation of Earth’s
resources. “With quality education, we can inspire action towards environmental
protection and sensitise people to adopt green technologies”, he said. He also said
that people should switch to alternative energy, discontinue use of plastic bags,
conserve freshwater bodies and make effective and wise use of natural resources.
Deputy Registrar, Safdar Ali said that All living things have an intrinsic value,
and each plays a unique role in the complex web of life. We must work together to
protect our Earth. He added that environmental changes have caused a rise in the
global temperature which was affecting the lives of people worldwide.
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