In response to the challenge by current Rotary International President Ian. H. S. Riseley, to make a difference by planting a tree for each Rotary member between July 1 and Earth Day 2018, the four Rotary Clubs of Area 10, District 6220 planted 200 trees Sept. 16 & 17.
President Riseley, in announcing his presidential theme, “Rotary: Making a Difference,” said, “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern.”
Working with the Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC), the Rotary Clubs of Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay Breakfast, Sturgeon Bay Noon and Door County North (Baileys Harbor) planted the trees throughout the two counties.
The CCCDC has offered trees composed of white and red pine, white spruce and arbor vitae. They also provide trees to their member businesses that have signed the climate declaration to plant at their business or other locations. Trees are being provided free to those businesses as a way of congratulating them on past efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and to encourage them to make further efforts in the future.
For more information visit climatechangedoorcounty.com. For more information about local Rotary Clubs, visit sbbreakfastrotary.org, sturgeonbayrotary.org and doorcountynorthrotaryclub.com, and find Kewaunee Rotary Club on Facebook.