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Make A Difference, Plant A Tree November 18

The combined Rotary clubs of Escondido are gathering on th 18th of November to plant trees in the city. This is an important project for our members to be involved in, so please plan to join us. RI President-Elect Ian Risely has challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on 1 July and Earth Day on 22 April 2018. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which slows global warming.

At the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego last January, RI (then) President-Elect Ian Riseley made the case that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service. Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone, Riseley said. “They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility. Yet environmental issues rarely register on the Rotary agenda,” he said.

While exact locations for each group are not yet known, plans from the city include Mt. View Park, Jesmond Dene, Mc Cloud, Washington Park, possibly El Norte Park, and then some LMD (common areas the city has control over). The five Rotary Clubs of Escondido want everyone to plan to arrive before 730AM and be ready to start then.  Volunteers will need to bring gloves and a shovle or two if they have them.