President’s Service Blog: Planting 1.5 Million Trees, Kenya

Kenya Tree Planting

Photo byAziz Islamshah/ AKDN

A few short months ago, I challenged the Lions of the world to plant one million trees during my term as international president. Now, we’ve surpassed that goal by more than 500 percent. I’m delighted to hear each day about the clubs across the globe caring for the environment by planting trees.

When I recently traveled to Africa, I had the honor of planting a tree in the Nairobi City Park with Prince Hussain Aga Khan and the Kenyan Minister of the Environment and Mineral Resources the Hon. John Michuki.

Through a partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network, the Lions of Kenya will help plant 1.5 million trees in 2011 during the International Year of Forests. They will improve the environment in a country with one of the greatest rates of deforestation in Africa. Additionally, this project will provide income, opportunities and resources for some of the one billion forest-dependent people around the globe.

The Lions of Kenya show us what we can achieve when we believe.

5 Comments on “President’s Service Blog: Planting 1.5 Million Trees, Kenya

  1. I am Lion Pankaja Iyengar, President, Lions Club of Juhu Waves. I want to share my success story on this blog. When I click “Join” column in this blog, it only requests me to join as Lion. Can anyone help me, how to join this blog and post my story?

    • Hello Lion Pankaja,
      We look forward to receiving your success story. You can either go to our Web site and use the “Submit a Story’ page or e-mail your story to

  2. Dear Lion President,
    It was a pleasure to finally get a chance to meet you yesterday in Delhi.
    Your ideas on nurturing the new members like new trees was very important. Your views on this issue were insightful and helpful.

    There is another very important issue which I wanted to discuss yesterday is that many a clubs have members below ten and these clubs are almost non-functional. Kindly see if we can merge these clubs to make a strong group because Lions International is spending the equal amount also on these clubs and getting a low fee. I am sure you will consider this issue and will do to your best.

    I assure you that we will do our best at our club level and the district level.

    Sanjeev Gupta
    Lions Club Chandigarh Central
    District 321-F

    • Dear Lion Sanjeev,
      Thank you for your comment. It was very nice meeting you and hearing your feedback about your club. Thank you for all the work you do to improve your community and build a strong club.

  3. Very big work, I like it.