As traditional livelihoods and standards of the Sri Lankan society have been disrupted with adverse impacts of increasing heat levels and changes in weather patterns, the nation seeks for sustainable and innovative solutions to address and resolve issues pertaining to climate change, especially concerning marine and coastal ecosystems as well as the agriculture sector.

Rotaract Club of Centennial United, in collaboration with the British Council Active Citizen Programme, has taken the initiative in finding solutions for issues faced by people belonging to various walks of life unable to cope with extensive losses occurring through adverse impacts of climatic changes. “Green Print”, one of the key segments of Pavithra – Striving for a Cleaner Sri Lanka programme conceptualised by Rotaract Club of Centennial United, aims to enhance adaptive capacities of the communities scattered across the country in the face of adversities of Climate Change.

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Project “Green Print” is one of the key segments of Pavithra – Striving for a Cleaner Sri Lanka programme initiated by Rotaract Club of Centennial United with a holistic approach towards the country’s environmental issues. 

The programme is aim to address the climate change adaptation strategies and methodologies suitable for socio-cultural and socio-economic settings and eco-systemic structures of the respective areas. The contributors will be able to reach out to remote parts of the country and target relevant communities to initiate custom-designed projects to address the consequences of climate aberrations while navigating the masses towards sustainable livelihoods to fulfil the 2030 sustainable agenda.

With the collaboration of Rotary, Rotaract, Interact and Active Citizens networks, the project expects to address a greater number of communities in creating awareness on adaptive methodologies while initiating climate-resilient projects covering agriculture, aquaculture, and water sources in grass-root levels. With a one year span for the initiative and a 02-month period for the pilot phase, the project will be targeting local schools, youth organisations and respective communities, to reach out to more than 10,000 participants in coordination with local government authorities.

The pilot phase of the “Green Print” project has been designed targeting the Batticaloa District. Accordingly, the first stage of the project would be to identify and design a tailor-made sustainable strategic plan which would suit the socio – cultural and – economic settings and ecosystem structures of the intended community. With Agriculture and Fisheries being the main livelihood of the community in Kaluwanchikudy, Kayankerni and Hambantota. 

The aim of this project is to introduce climate resilient adaptive methodologies for the targeted sections of the community, while promoting sustainable lifestyles. With high temperature levels and changing patterns and declining rainfall, the productivity of agriculture in the area have been severely impacted, while coastal ecosystems have been dilapidated with climate vulnerabilities.

Accordingly, the project expects to address the declining crop productivity in the region through innovative, scientific, and technological methods and eco-friendly components required to improve cultivations, while finding solutions to safeguard the fisheries industry within the coastal region and introduce sustainable aquaculture initiatives for the community.

Mangrove Plantation Initiative

Mangrove are perhaps one of the most threatened & neglected ecosystems around the world, and in Sri Lanka it is no better. At a time when the mangrove cover in the country is fast dwindling due to unplanned & unsustainable development projects, Project ‘Green Print’ will focus on carrying out  Mangrove Plantation Programme in a coastal region near Kaluwanchikudy and Hambantota Lagoon. With this initiative, Rotaract Club of Centennial United and the other partners will be directly contributing to increase the mangrove cover in the country, while raising awareness about the undeniable importance of mangroves. 

Coral Restoration Initiative


Natural coral reefs are truly masterpieces of nature, which act as natural buffers against waves & are often seen teeming with biodiversity. At the same time, they provide a means of livelihood for many coastal communities who depend on the tourism industry. At present, the existence of coral reefs are severely impacted by global warming, pollution & destructive fisheries practices. Therefore, the need to raise awareness, enforce stricter protection mechanisms & increasing the coral cover have become undeniably important. With these intentions in mind,  conducted a coral restoration programme in the nearby sea area, thereby further expanding the scope of Project ‘Green Print’. 

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Climate Change, Adverse Impacts and Mitigation:
Create awareness of climate change and its negative impacts, adverse impacts on marine and coastal conservation, and water sources.
Enable communities to advocate for the climate resilience movement and address impending climate vulnerabilities within their respective zones with resilient climate strategies. 

Sustainable Agriculture:
Create awareness on climate change and its negative impacts on agriculture, and water sources.
Enable communities to become advocates for the climate resilience movement and address impending climate vulnerabilities within their respective zones with climate resilient strategies. 

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