Posted by Chris McGrath, Jordan Fallon on Jan 16, 2018
Rotarians from Cessnock and Kurri Kurri are encouraging the local community to join with them in protecting the environment and curbing climate change by planting a tree in their backyard this summer.
District  9670  Governor,  Helen  Ryan,  is  encouraging  families  to  use  the  time  over  the
summer  break  to  plant  a  new  tree  in  their  garden  to  help  Rotary  achieve  its  goal  
protecting the local environment.

“We realise how important trees are in curbing climate change by removing carbon dioxide
and other greenhouse gases from the air” Mrs Ryan said.

The  initiative  has  been  planned  by  Rotary  International  President,  Ian  Riseley,  who  has
encouraged  all  Rotarians  to  plant  a  tree  in  the  hope  of  improving the  national  and
international responses to environmental concerns.
“Ian is an Australian  who appreciates the importance of protecting our environment and I
think  that  if  we  can  get  local  families  from  across Cessnock  and  Kurri  Kurri on  board  with
this  project,  then  we  can  have  a  positive  influence  on  the  local  fight  against  global
“Over the last 6 months I have been overwhelmed with the response of local Rotarians to
the  project.  Rotarians  alone  have  planted  hundreds  of  new  trees  in  our  District  that  will
have  a  positive  impact  on  ensuring  we  have  a  sustainable  environment  for  future
generations” Mrs Ryan said.
Mrs  Ryan  hopes  the  support  of  the  local  community  will  ensure the  Rotary  Clubs  of
Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Kurri Kurri Sunrise can achieve their goal and make a contribution
to the fight against global warming.
The project aims to have all news trees across Cessnock and Kurri Kurri planted by Earth Day
on 22 April 2018.
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