What this website is about

  1. Collecting all informations available about the Sunderbans Oil Spill, may it be blog posts, photos, videos, maps, testimonies of residents affected by the oil spill in the “Update section”.
  2. Keep an up-to-date map of the oil location and it’s effect on the environment and people. We are actually sending people on site to map and collect data.
  3. Coordinate groups on the ground that clean up the oil, supplying drugs to people in need, surveying the animals and more.
  4. Collecting and redistributing money, cleanup equipment, safety equipment for people working on the spill site
  5. Maintaining the Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/SundarbansOilSpil
  6. Maintaining the Twitter hashtaghttps://twitter.com/hashtag/sundarbansoilspill
  7. Orienting volunteers with this form : http://goo.gl/forms/7MsfOswtyd

 You can help

  • Go on site and help to clean up following some basic hygiene / health and safety guidelines
  • Report and map the oil spill with our simple chart
  • Donate money, cleanup equipments, medical supplies
  • Help us improve and update this website, write blog posts, share with us any information that will help us , assist with graphic design, writing code, CSS, and more
  • If you want to help, please check our “help” page and join a group / contact a leader

Who We Are
When the unfortunate oil spill took place , 3 of us initially started the Facebook group “Save the Sundarbans from Oil Spill” which quickly grew to become a platform for information and networking for more than two thousand people who feel concerned. Our expanding group is made up of TED Fellows, Fulbright Fellows, Global Shapers, oil spill specialists, conservationists, and more. You can Join us too! – Please get in touch : sundarbans@tedxdhaka.com.bd

We are currently working with Environment Ministry of Bangladesh, USAID and the Nishorgo network to assess the damage and assist with oil spill management. The data (mapping of the oil and damages) our onsite team members have collected are being forwarded to the UN team.

Furthermore, we have partnered up with Water Defence to combat the spill. The award-winning American actor Mark Ruffalo founded water Defence in 2012. Ruffalo was recently honoured for his work on behalf of clean water and the environment with the Britannia Humanitarian Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Scott Smith, Water Defence’s Chief Scientist, is the Founder and Inventor of OPFLEX technology. He studied chemistry at Baylor University and received his MBA at Harvard University. When oil contaminated floodwaters destroyed his factory in 2006, Scott discovered his open-celled foam material’s oleophilic nature, and subsequently dedicated his entire career to removing oil and other contaminants from water across the globe. Scott has tested various designs of OPFLEX at over 50 worldwide water-related disasters, and works regularly with scientists from the University of Massachusetts (UMASS), New York University (NYU), and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.