Public Health Faculty Talks in a Webinar on “The Story of Freecycle @IUB: BD's First Ever Freecycling Project”
IEEE IUB Student Branch organized a webinar on "The Story of Freecycle @IUB: BD's First Ever Freecycling Project" on 30th June, 2020 which was hosted by Ms. Anisha Mahinoor, Chair of IEEE IUB SB. It was held on Zoom, was open for all and went Live on Facebook. More than 45+ people registered for the event including faculty members and students from different departments.
The speaker was Dr. Tasnuva Faruk, Lecturer, Department of Public Health at IUB and Principal Investigator of the Freecycle@IUB project. In this webinar, Dr. Faruk shared her journey of this Freecycle project sponsored by IUB start-up grant and supported by IEEE IUB SB. She has clearly mentioned the importance of zero waste living along with the difference between Freecycling & Recycling. This project started with the motivation of sustainable consumption of valuable resources and focuses on "sharing or giving away well preserved used items within the community rather than selling or discarding them". This project is moving forward having some objectives like reducing unnecessary waste production, promoting sustainable consumption and zero waste living, achieving SDG-12, increasing social cohesion within the IUB community, etc.
Expecting cooperation from everyone, Dr. Faruk requested the students to come forward to work on this kind of humanitarian project to make this mankind better. She further added "We are on the verge of global food, water and resource scarcity along with economic depression for an indefinite period of time due to COVID-19 pandemic. Let's not waste food, water or money. Let's practice sustainable consumption and production habits. Let's freecycle the well-preserved resources". Due to (Post)-COVID-19 'New Normal', Freecycle@IUB is now planning to extend its operation in online platforms as well.
Over all, the webinar was a success & influence over the participants regarding the future world.
To know more about this project, everyone is requested to follow its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FreecycleIUB/