There is no single easy solution to climate change but planting millions of trees is a key part of it. The Treekly Challenge is to maintain a daily walking habit of 5,000 steps. Hit the target, and in return mangrove trees are planted on your behalf in Madagascar.
RI President Shekhar Mehta has highlighted the importance of mangrove trees and at COP26 declared that mangrove restoration will become one of the key threads of Rotary’s environmental focus.
Our daily walks can help our physical and mental health, combat climate change, and help create livelihoods for people living in extreme poverty, educating and empowering them to restore and protect forests on a massive scale. Restoring our forests helps offset carbon emissions – 20 trees per month captures 1,000kg of CO2 and is climate positive.
Rotary GB&I has partnered with Treekly to develop a Rotary challenge league where individual members can compete in their clubs, clubs can compete in their Districts and Districts can compete against Districts!
The RGB&I District Governor continuity group have set an annual target of planting 5 million trees in a year – for example, this would offset 500,000 flights from London to New York!
Firstly, download the Treekly App from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android). Once you have an account you can then join your Rotary group by using the 5-digit RI number for your club (download the list of all D1090 club IDs). You will then be able to see your individual performance of steps, trees planted and your forest grow. You will also see how you, your club and our District are performing!
A very clear “How to” guide can be viewed and downloaded here: How-To-Guide-The-Rotary-League
There's also an FAQ document.
Rotary members have 3 options:
Discounted price of £59.99 (including £4 donation to End Polio Now)
More details can be found at https://www.treekly.org/rotary-gbi
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