KARACHI: The Environment and Energy Management Program of The Institute of Business Management (IoBM), according to IoBM Public Affairs Department, commemorated the World Environment Day (WED) on 5th June 2013.
World Environment Day celebration has become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages attention and action. As such, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) personalizes environmental issues and enables in enhancing not only public responsibility, but also its capability to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development.
The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is Think, Eat, Save which is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign. In his message on World Environment Day, Mr. Shahjehan Karim President, IoBM said “all we need to do as a nation is to think of the poor and consciously grab only the portion of the consumable food which we can fully eat, leaving aside the rest consumable food hygienic for recycling among the needy and the inconsumable food for eco-friendly usage. Such conscientious food usage will largely be able to solve food problem of those sleeping with hungry stomach in Pakistan and in the world”.
While Ms. Sabina Mohsin, Executive Director, IoBM graced the occasion with her encouraging presence, Mr. Talib Karim, Rector, IoBM, briefed about such IoBM measures and plans on Environment as its MBA Environment and Energy Management program, recycling of water, saplings and plantation drive, desalination plant etc. Such presentations were made from IoBM as Food Waste, Utilization and Environmental Impact by Prof. Dr. Akhlaq Ahmed, Advisor to the President on Environment and Energy; Sea Food: Utilization and Spoilage by Dr. Shahid Amjad, Professor Environment and Energy Management ; Food-For- Thought On Food Waste by Dr. Abdul Rauf Farooqi Professor Environment and Energy Management; Foobesity – From Waistline to Wastage by Dr. Asima Faisal, HoD Health Hospital Management; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, a presentation of Supply Chain Management students, Fahad and Tabish, highlighted by Engr. Moinuddin Ali Khan Sr. Fellow, Supply Chain Management.
In view of the importance of energy in all themes pertaining to environment, Mr. Parvez Jamil of IoBM disseminated his article on the promise and potential of solar energy titled: While the sun shines…”