President’s Service Blog: World Environment Day, June 5, 2012
Lions and Leos have so much to be proud of on World Environment Day, an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme. With more than 9.7 million trees planted worldwide by Lions like you, we have certainly taken strides to improve the world.
Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem, providing oxygen for us and homes for animals. Trees also prevent erosion and beautify our neighborhoods. I believe that when we plant trees, we make an investment in the future.
Our commitment to environmental programs runs deeper than just one day. We dedicate the entire month of April to environmental-related projects during our Global Service Action Campaign. During this time and throughout the year, Lions work to provide clean drinking water, preserve water quality, clean up public spaces and provide recycling programs.
On World Environment Day and beyond, I believe Lions will leave the world a better place for generations to come.