Call to protect rivers from encroachment, pollution CAG Brand Audit: Who’s the biggest plastic polluter in the city? Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn Bangladesh takes another step towards tackling global climate change Tips for managing mental health during COVID-19 The remarkable floating gardens of Bangladesh ESDO initiates ‘Zero Waste’ project on waste management কঠিন বর্জ্য হ্রাসে ‘জিরো ওয়েস্ট’ প্রকল্প ESDO launches zero waste project for a cleaner environment ESDO organized an Project Inception Workshop for the project “Building Zero Waste Community for a pollution free environment in Bangladesh”
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Call to protect rivers from encroachment, pollution

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Dhaka, 28 September, 2020: The zoologist also urged people living upstream and downstream of rivers to raise their voice against the pollution Green Planet, a non-profit organization, organized a meeting at the Bangabandhu Hall of Chittagong Press Club on Sunday, marking World Rivers Day. Addressing the meeting as chief guest, eminent zoologist Dr Anisuzzaman said […]

CAG Brand Audit: Who’s the biggest plastic polluter in the city?

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Dhaka, 24 September, 2020: We’ve likely seen coloured garbage bins in malls, airports and so on. The bin colour indicates, of course, what kind of trash we should put where, based on whether it’s food waste or recyclable waste. Many a time, I have stood in front of these bins and wondered where to put the […]

Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn

Dhaka, 21 September, 2020: Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report by the conservation group WWF. The report says this "catastrophic decline" shows no sign of slowing. And it warns that nature is being destroyed by humans at a rate never seen before. Wildlife […]

Bangladesh takes another step towards tackling global climate change

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Dhaka, 21 September, 2020: During July last year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hosted the Global Commission on Adaptation meeting in Dhaka attended by the co-chairs of the Commission, former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and Kristalina Georgiva, head of the International Monetary Fund. During the bilateral discussion between the Prime Minister and […]

Tips for managing mental health during COVID-19

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Dhaka, 20 September, 2020: Months in, the pandemic continues to take a toll on mental health. As part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series, Reuters gathered a group of experts to share their tips on coping with isolation, caregiving and more. How does isolation affect mental health? What are some strategies we can use to find […]

The remarkable floating gardens of Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 20 September, 2020: In the lowlands of Bangladesh, people are turning to a centuries-old form of hydroponics to keep afloat. Ripening squash, bitter gourd and okra loom over a mass of water hyacinth. Birds fly low over the surface of the water. Bijoy Kumar, a farmer in the low-lying Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, stands knee […]

ESDO initiates ‘Zero Waste’ project on waste management

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Dhaka, 16 September, 2020: The Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO) has started work on a project to make Lalmatia Block B and C in Dhaka, a ward of Rangpur City and a village of Rangpur waste free initially. The initiative was made for proper waste management as most of the waste generated in Bangladesh […]

কঠিন বর্জ্য হ্রাসে ‘জিরো ওয়েস্ট’ প্রকল্প

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ঢাকা, ১৪ সেপ্টেম্বর, ২০২০: বাংলাদেশে শহরাঞ্চলে প্রতিদিন গড়ে প্রায় ২৫ হাজার টন কঠিন বর্জ্য উৎপন্ন হয়, যার মধ্যে বেশিরভাগ বর্জ্যই সংগ্রহ করা হয় না। ২০২৫ সাল নাগাদ দৈনিক এই বর্জ্যের পরিমাণ প্রায় ৪৭ টনে গিয়ে দাঁড়াবে বলে ধারণা করছে এনভায়রনমেন্ট অ্যান্ড সোশ্যাল ডেভেলপমেন্ট অর্গানাইজেশন (এসডো)। তাই বর্জ্য হ্রাস এবং দৈনন্দিন অভ্যাসের পরিবর্তন এনে যাতে সম্পদের […]

ESDO launches zero waste project for a cleaner environment

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Dhaka, 14 September, 2020: The project aims to achieve its goal by establishing partnerships and links between the target communities, local government, and other relevant agencies The Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) has launched a project to turn three different localities into zero waste zones. The pilot project, “Building Zero Waste Communities for a […]

ESDO organized an Project Inception Workshop for the project “Building Zero Waste Community for a pollution free environment in Bangladesh”

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Dhaka, 12 September, 2020: ESDO organized a project inception workshop entitled “Building Zero Waste Communities for a Pollution-Free Environment in Bangladesh” on 12th September 2020 with the relevant stakeholders along with the officials of the Government. Mr Md. Atiqul Islam, Respected Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation. Besides, Dr A.K.M. Rafique Ahammed, Director General, Department […]

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