Rotary International District 9104 is teaming up with educational institutions in the country to enhance an initiative dubbed “Rotary Greens Ghana,” which was started last year.
“The project aims to plant and sustain a minimum of 100,000 trees every year for the next three years,” said Mr David Amankwaah Jnr, Governor of District 9104.
During the period, all Rotary Clubs across the 16 regions of Ghana will be allocated seedlings and tasked to ensure they grow; nurture and preserve the trees on a sustainable basis.
“As part of activities to get more people in the exercise, the Rotary Club of Accra-Ring Road Central and the Rotaract Club of Accra-Ring Road Central have planted 300 trees at the University of Ghana Sports Directorate, at Legon,” stated the report.
“I believe this change starts with all of us present here, especially our young people. One key proposal we want to put forward is to embark on missions to our educational facilities and emphasize the need to be environmentally conscious and a practitioner,” said Mr Amankwah.
Mr Amankwah described the drive for a green economy as “no longer a concept of political discourse but an important corporate social responsibility.”
“Rotary is willing to partner with such organisations to realise this singular objective. Large organisations in the energy and oil and gas sectors will be brought on board to collaborate with D9104 on this initiative which will further reduce their carbon footprint and work towards reduced carbon emissions,” he said.