The Challenge

Local Focus - The RIBI Environmental sustainability Group wish to support tree planting in local communities.  District 1010 supports this approach.

A Message from RI President Ian Riseley 

“Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone.  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.  The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern”. 

The president-elect 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 1st July and Earth Day on 22nd April 2018. Trees remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the air, which slows global warming. 

“It is my hope that the result of that effort will be far greater than the environmental benefit that those 1.2 million new trees will bring,” Riseley said. “I believe the greater result will be a Rotary that recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our planet, but to the planet itself.” 

Planting of one tree is only a catalyst to Rotary looking at the whole environmental issue. 

To find out more detail click on these links below:

1. Tree Planting Challenge
2. Carbon Offset Scheme
3. Woodland Trust
4. Kilimanjaro Tree Planting

The Rotary District Peace Grove

The Rotary Peace Grove at Dundreggan was funded by Rotary Clubs in the North and East of Scotland.  It was initiated by the previous District 1010 Environmental Coordinator, following a request from PDG Iain MacDonald.  To find out more about how you can get involved or how you can donate trees visit


Making a donation to the Grove is a very good option for Clubs wishing to take part in the "Plant a Tree Challenge" and who do not have existing arrangements with local estates, Forestry Commission, Woodland Trusts or other organisations

Participating Clubs

This is not a definitive list and some clubs may not have been included. If your club is or has planted trees, please let the Chair of Community Service know.

Note that some clubs will likely undertake planting in 2018-2019


Area 1

East Sutherland
Inverness Culloden
Isle of Skye


Aberlour & Speyside

Area 3

Blackburn & District

Area 4

Aberdeen Deeside
Aberdeen St Nicholas

Area 5


Area 6


Area 7

Auchterarder & District
Bridge of Allan & Dunblane
Callander & West Perthshire 

Area 8 Clubs

Kinross and District Club co-ordinating for all Area 8 clubs to come together in a joint initiative.