Three Ways to Meet the Rotary Tree Planting Challenge

Are you wondering how your Club will plant a tree for every member?  The key is flexibility.  A mix and match strategy works best.  Here’s what Clubs find works:

  1. Partner with your city, county, or favorite conservation group to schedule Club-designated tree planting events.
    • Set the dates
    • Make Sign-Up Geniuses
    • Publicize and Plant!
  2. Plant a tree or two in your home garden, place of worship, etc.
  3. Donate to a national or international organization to reforest erosion-prone wastelands and create economic vitality and the associated health and literacy benefits (see ideas below).

Are you wondering where to get trees?  Mix and match!  Partner organizations are already planting trees.  They are looking for volunteers to help plant.  These make fun Club events that the whole family can enjoy.  At the same time, Clubs often want to provide funds to commemorate a person, or show their Club’s support for the community.  Donors come forward when asked.

Do you want to involve your kids and grandkids?  Don’t miss the State Farmer’s Market Tree Seedling Give-Away!  To celebrate Arbor Day they are giving away free tree seedlings, March 17, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm.  For more information see https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/arborday/

What reforestation programs are associated to Rotarians?  There are many, local, national and international. Individuals may wish to support tree planting by making a donation to the Haiti Reforestation Partnership, The Arbor Day Foundation, or any of the other organizations listed at https://www.esrag.org/tree-planting-resources . This year the District 7710 Dominican Republic Global Grant project will be planting trees in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, February 4th.

Count your trees and have fun!

Posted in Clubs in Service, District News, Environmental Sustainability.