The Environmental Citizenship Program in Bahrain Women Association for Human Development organized a lecture titled “Planet crisis and the environmental and cultural transformations” held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Al Tajdeed Cultural and Social Society.
The session was presented by Miss. Marwa Yousef Al Kooheji student in Anthropology PhD program -University of North Carolina . In her presentation, Miss Al Kooheji addressed two topics : varied response to the current environmental crisis, and the examination of the environmental and cultural transformations approach.
Miss Al Kooheji explained the climate change issue and the inability to recognize that the environmental and social problems facing the world are the results of the prevailing consumption-led economies and the excessive depletion of natural resources. In addition, the solutions introduced are driven by commercial interests that complicates the problem still further, or introduces untested solutions that can only lead to unpredictable negative impacts and effects on the environment.
Miss Al Kooheji conveyed the information in with real-life examples and cases that gained the audience’s attention and resulted in an interactive discussion emphasizing on positive behaviors changes supporting environment protection at the individual and family level. As this is a basic role that anyone can play irrespective of the major roles that are expected from the decision-makers, manufacturers, organizations and/or others.
BWA organizes such events aiming to share and exchange experiences and practical solutions to help transfer the environment concepts to practice , which is the ultimate goal Environmental Citizenship Program sought to achieve.