10/10/10 Celebration in Bangladesh

On the morning of October 10 (2010), members, volunteers and well wishers of AUTUMN Foundation got together to celebrated the historic day by cleaning up the Dhanmondi 8 Rabindra Sharabar (Mukto Moncho) and the lake surrounding it. 10/10/10 a.k.a. Global Work Party was a global campaign called upon by the 350.org; it is an international campaign that’s building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis—the solutions that science and justice demand.

autumn foundation 10/10/10 celebration

At around 06:00 hours the cheerful bunch of volunteers was already present at the location. Work began shortly; all of a sudden the entire place was filled with positive energy and excitement. The participants were collecting the litter in trash bags, cleaning up the place with brooms, asking the pedestrians and onlookers not to throw trash all over the place, and encouraging them to put the unwanted garbage in the right locations. The trash was kept in separate bags, e.g. plastic in one, papers in another. The main focus was to collect all the plastic and other non-biodegradable items that could cause harm to the lake’s biodiversity. The work went on till around 08:00 hours. And finally after some thorough cleaning, the place looked neat and beautiful and had rid entirely of plastic items.

autumn foundation 10/10/10 celebration

During the cleanup volunteers gleefully posed for many memorable photo moments. And after the cleanup was finished, all the volunteers came together to pose for a photo with a big AUTUMN Foundation banner and 350.org placard made especially for the occasion 10/10/10. We are glad that so many volunteers showed up so early in the morning and worked so hard to accomplish the goal. AUTUMN Foundation is thankful to each and every individual who participated in this special celebration that was a part of more than 7,000 other events worldwide. We want to thank the following individuals for their support and cooperation-

Abdul Wadud (Grameenphone Ltd.)
Ahmed Iftekhar Shaheed (Grameenphone Ltd.)
Fazle Abed (NSU)
Jubayer Ahmed (DU)
Mahedi Hasan (Dhaka Commerce College)
Monojit Shil (EWU)
Muntasir Tanvir (Grameenphone Ltd.)
Niaz Morshed (IBA)
Rakibul Hasan (Dhaka Commerce College)
Rakibuzzaman Shoshy (AUST)
Rizvi Raihan (AUST)
Saad Hussain (NSU)

And special thanks to the following people for their continuous support and encouragement-

Fazlay Tanbir Chowdhury
Muntazar Monsoor
Nadia Farhana
Sabrina Tania
Shahid Hossain

autumn foundation 10/10/10 celebration

AUTUMN Foundation vows to the preservation of the natural environment through the development of the young and talented individuals of Bangladesh. We dream of a time when this country will have “informed” leaders in all the crucial sectors; leaders who will be able to make informed decision that will sustain the growth of this beautiful country.

autumn foundation 10/10/10 celebration

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autumn foundation 10/10/10 celebration