Awareness About Drought in Turkish Lakes
Özyegin University Bicycle Club Raises Awareness About Drought in Turkish Lakes with “Pedal Your Way to Save a Lake” Event
Özyegin University students, renowned for their exemplary social responsibility projects in Turkey, continue to represent and pride our ÖzU family through their off-campus activities. In their latest initiative, the ÖzU Bicycle Club orchestrated the “Pedal Your Way to Save a Lake” event, as part of the “Pedal Your Way to Life” Project. The primary goal of this event was to draw attention to the increasing drought and water scarcity caused by climate change.
Placing sustainability at the heart of their initiative, club members pedaled along a route adorned with prominent lakes in the Lakes Region to raise environmental awareness and consciousness among university stakeholders and in society. Some of the key objectives of the event included observing the harm inflicted on agriculture and farming practices in Anatolia due to human-induced water scarcity, its repercussions on animal migration routes, and the resulting impact on the ecosystem and the challenges faced in human life. Members of the ÖzU community from various departments also joined the students in this meaningful activity.