EARTH DAY NETWORK ANNOUNCES MICHELLE DILHARA, AN ACTRESS, AUTHOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST, AS IT’S AMBASSADOR IN SRI LANKA
May 11, 2020
Earth Day Network, the global environmental organization that engages with over 75,000 organizations in around 195 countries is proud to announce Michelle Dilhara as our Ambassador in Sri Lanka.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Michelle Dilhara shared that ‘From the Earth’s highest mountains to deepest part of the oceans, climate crisis has taken over the world. Due to commercial farming that uses heavy loads of toxins, our drinking supplies are compromised and these toxins have entered our food-chains. As an Ambassador of Earth Day Network, I pledge to work towards greener, cleaner and less polluted planet. We need to all come together as a community to ensure that every single drop of water is used most effectively, reduce our carbon footprints and minimise the use of plastics in our daily lives. One small contribution from each of us will make a global impact’.
Mrs. Karuna Singh, Regional Director and Country Director of Earth Day Network India shared ‘Every citizen of our planet Earth needs to understand that ‘Every act counts’. Whether it is planting a tree, joining a clean-up, fixing a leaky tap, switching off lights when not in use, adopting a sustainable fashion style etc. there are things each individual can do. It is fundamental for the human society for its own survival and wellbeing to live simply and respect the environment. With strong voices like of Ms Dilhara, we are sure that we will reach out to millions of people and awaken them towards the environmental conservation and climate crisis. On behalf of Earth Day Network, I would like to welcome Ms Michelle Dilhara as our ambassador in Sri Lanka.’
About Michelle Dilhara: 24-year-old, Michelle is a Sri Lankan actress, an author, philanthropist and environmental activist. She is also the Founder of Invisible to Visible Movement. In 2018 she won the Asia Inspiration Award at the South Asian Youth Summit held in Colombo for her contribution towards Social invisibility. Ms. Dilhara was also recently featured by Earth Day Network for it’s My Future My Voice campaign along with 49 other prominent young environmentalists from 17 countries of South & South-East Asia region.
In 2019 she received the National Youth Icon Award 2019 at the World Youth Summit held in New Delhi, India for her book Social Invisibility is not a Fiction it Exists and for her theory, Theory of Alternative Social Cogwheel. In 2020 she was nominated as the Best Upcoming Actress and aslo was nominated for the Raigam Tele’es Most Popular Actress Award of the year 2019 in the Raigam Tele’es award ceremony.
About Earth Day Network: The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN), the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, works year round with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries on global reforestation, climate and environmental literacy, ending plastic pollution and protecting biodiversity. EDN’s goal is to build environmental democracy and to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement worldwide.