The Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) known for its innovative endeavors in the field of corporate environmental sustainability, launched a groundbreaking initiative to recognize and preserve the increasingly threatened biodiversity habitat across the country.
”The Tree of the Year- Sri Lanka”is a highly ambitious project to identify, record and encourage the preservation of trees that have come to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of local communities.
The competition is aimed at school children across the country. Entries are open to student organizations, clubs, associations and teams who will make an entry on behalf of their school. Entries will be required to have an A4 colour photograph of a special tree, located within the same district as the entering school, and a descriptive narrative of the reason that the tree holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the local children or communities in the region (as per the rules of the competition, trees on religious sites such as the Sri Maha Bodhiya are excluded from eligibility).Prizes are awarded for the most outstanding tree, most creative story and best photograph with awards being made to the entering school,student organisation making the entry and the individual photographer respectively.
To bring this groundbreaking concept to fruition, CCC has joined forces with The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association and The British Council of Sri Lanka. Both organizations have extensive grass roots level networks across the country and have committed to encouraging engagement and participation among schools island-wide.