Rotaract Club of Roseau Tree Planting Project

In an effort to sustain the Go-Green Campaign the Rotaract Club of Roseau signalled the start of what is dubbed the “Treevolution” which took place on Saturday August 25th.

We all want to go green and help the planet, but with so many tips and so much information on what we can do, where do we start? It’s easy, plant a tree.

The Club in affiliation with The Forestry Division initiated a program that supports the environment when it launched a tree planting drive in the Canefield area.

Secretary of the Rotaract Club of Roseau Ms. Kadisha Jno. Baptiste says a number of the group’s members all woke up very early for the project which started at 6am.

Ms. Jno. Baptiste added that one of the main objectives for the Rotary 2012/2013 year is reducing and recycling, so it was only right that they carried out a project which supports this theme.

The club members are of the view that this beautification project will definitely offer more than the visible results to the physical surroundings.

They also say that the immediate environmental benefits are identifiable but the less obvious social, economic and communal benefits cannot go unnoticed.

This project was done in partnership with the Forestry Division and other stakeholders, including the Canefield Urban Council, and the Rotaract Club sourced assistance in the donation of plants and the clearing of the area for plant preparation.

The species of plants donated varied from the Croton plant, oleander plant and the ‘Bwa Kwaibe among others.

The goal of the club is to transform the Canefield area into a park where residents can relax and enjoy the environment.

The Rotaract Club of Roseau seeks to raise public awareness on the benefits of this initiative and hopes to increase participation of volunteers in this venture.

Rotaract is a vibrant organization of young professionals enacting change in the communities all over the world, and in keeping with their District theme “Service through Passion; Sustainability through Training” the Club strives to continue steering as catalysts driven by stewardship.

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