WiLAT (Women in Logistics and Transport) Sri Lanka partnered with Earth Hour, Sri Lanka to raise their voice for climate action focused on promoting sustainable lifestyle and best practices in the industry. WiLAT recently celebrated its third year anniversary together with the International Women’s Day. Commenting on the partnership, WiLAT Sri Lanka Chairperson Gayani De Alwis said, “Being in an industry that is a constant contributor to carbon emission, we as logistics and transport professionals have a moral obligation to do our part to mitigate the carbon emissions in any way we can.” WiLAT Sri Lanka is urging everyone in the industry to be part of this cause by; 1. Switching off non-essential lights (and corporate Signage’s) on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8.30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 2. Help spread awareness about climate change issues and be part of this cause by adding your voice in this global call for action by following three simple steps: a. Visit www.earthhour.org/climateaction b. Select ‘Worldwide (All)’ c. Accept and post to Facebook 3. Going beyond the symbolic gesture of switching off non-essential lights for Earth Hour and to drive climate action throughout the year, leading an environmentally conscious lifestyle. Commenting on the partnership Abdul QadirUvais – Country Manager of Earth Hour, Sri Lanka said, “I am happy that institutions that represent the industry such as WiLAT are coming forward to take initiative in climate action and support the Earth Hour movement and its call for action. It’s evident that climate change is real and it’s the most urgent threat our planet is facing today. For an issue of this magnitude we need to work collectively together in order to change climate change. Our actions today will decide what tomorrow looks like for years to come. This partnership with WILAT Sri Lanka will surely strengthen the call from the logistics and transport industry to drive sustainability into their DNA and mitigate or neutralize the carbon emissions from their operations which will help us change climate change and take climate action now.
” WiLAT is the women’s forum of CILT (The Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport). It is part of an ever expanding global network within CILT. The main objective of WiLAT is to promote and encourage the art and science of logistics and transport among women. Currently WiLAT is present in 18 countries with over 1800 members in the global network which is expanding rapidly. Earth Hour is WWF’s global environmental movement.
Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in over 170 countries and territories to take tangible climate action. Celebrating the tenth edition of its signature lights out event in March 2016, the Earth Hour movement continues to harness the power of its millions of supporters to shine a light on climate action and the power of the individual to change climate change. Earth hour, Sri Lanka requests everyone to join this global initiative by switching off non-essential sources of power and light in their homes and workspaces during the time, and use this time to reflect and spend time with loved ones.