In keeping with the Centennial Challenge of protecting the environment, Lions Club of Jayamahal, Bangalore undertakes permanent plantation of trees. Trees promote life, they provide oxygen and take in carbon dioxide, they help create biodiversity, replenish groundwater, replace soil nitrates, prevents soil erosion and much more. The addition of an indigenous tree to any environment has countless environmental benefits. This projects aims to grow trees to help protect environment.
Dist. Governor K. Ramesh Rao and others planted trees at Bhojraj Old Age Home and Orphanage at Dhabaspet, Bangalore Rural.
Lions are known world over for taking up challenging tasks and executing them efficiently. While doing so, they make sure that they bring about a positive difference in the lives of the people they work with, thus differentiating them from other organizations. One such commendable task was taken up by the Lions Clubs of Siddapur, Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka. Realizing their duty to protect to the environment, they initiated a Green Revolution by planting more than 50,000 saplings over a short span of 2 months.
What sets this activity apart is the strategic approach by which a study was conducted to understand the local requirement after which the tree planting initiative was executed in order to maximize its benefits - plants that reap higher value such as biofuel, medicinal and aromatic plants were planted in order to preserve the forest.