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The Rotary Club of Bahari Dar es Salaam launches a Mission Green environmental conservation project

The Rotary Club of Bahari Dar es Salaam on Saturday September 30th, 2017 launched  an environmental conservation project along Barack Obama Road in the City, with over  200 indigenous trees and shrubs planted in the ocean front area across the Aga Khan Hospital, to provide a clean shaded recreational area for residents and to maintain the natural beauty of the waterfront. This was part of a greater Mission Green Initiative for Rotary District 9211, which encompasses Tanzania and Uganda, with [...]

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‘Mission green agenda’ starts at RC Kampala Central

Opening the new Rotary Year with its 25th President in chair, the Rotary Club of Kampala Central under their tagline “the Green Club” on Wednesday July 6, 2017 at 0600hrs shared different fruit trees with club’s guests. Rotarians Dr Kakembo (President RC Kampala Sese) & Ben Waira (Kla Central) prepare to pick the fruit trees of their choice The 50 fruit trees; mangoes, oranges, tangerine, lemon and passion were shared so that everyone would plant in their respective courtyards at home [...]

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Miss Earth in tree planting campaign

In an effort to protect the environment, the National Forest Authority (NFA) and Rotaract Earth Initiative are to plant over 10,000 trees, in northern Uganda this year. With Miss Earth Josephine Muteesi as the ambassador of the campaign, the team will plant trees in Awich sub-county, Gulu district beginning on the 23 September, with the aim of curbing the negative effects of climate change. Muteesi explained that as the ambassador of mother earth, she will work hand in hand with the [...]

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Government should take charge of national tree planting

This week, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga rebuked the Water and Environment minister for pledging to provide Rotary Uganda with one million tree seedlings per year for planting. Rotary seeks to plant 100 million trees in five years across the country. The Speaker referred to the minister’s tree pledge as a joke. In her argument, the ministry was relegating their work to a charity organisation instead of taking the lead as a line ministry to champion this cause of bringing [...]

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Kadaga criticises Environment Ministry over tree planting

The Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has blasted the Ministry of Water and Environment for failing to initiate a national action plan on tree planting and environmental conservation. Kadaga, while launching the Rotary Mission Green Project at the Luzira Prison Headquarters, Tuesday, 15th August, 2017, criticized the Ministry for simply taking part in the Rotary initiative instead of being at the forefront. “We are all required in our different capacities to ensure that we protect the environment. The Ministry [...]

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Importance of broad financing for sustainable forest management highlighted at UN forum

A United Nations meeting on sustainable management of forests today discussed the importance of mobilizing resources from a diverse range of actors to ensure broad ownership as well as to advance the overall sustainable development agenda. “By far the greatest source of forest financing has been – and will continue to be – from commercial private sector investments in sustainable forest management,” Manoel Sobral Filho, the Director of the UN Forum on Forests secretariat, said in a briefing on the [...]

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Rotary scholar combines business and environment

The daughter of a Macedonian foreign service officer, Anja Nikolova grew up in London, New York, and Venice. Her globe-trotting childhood gave her not only a gift for languages (she’s fluent in five), but also a passion for international environmental issues. With the aid of global grants funded by Rotary districts from Texas, Oklahoma, and Connecticut, Nikolova is working toward her master’s degree in environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale Center [...]

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Rotary International District 9211, comprising of Uganda and Tanzania, has today launched Rotary Mission Green,

PRESS RELEASE TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 9211 (UGANDA & TANZANIA) LAUNCHES MISSION GREEN PROGRAM Rotary International District 9211, comprising of Uganda and Tanzania, has today launched Rotary Mission Green, a program aimed at restoring and protecting our environment and improving livelihoods in our communities. The Governor for Rotary International District 9211 (2017/2018), Rotarian Ken Wycliffe Mugisha said “For my tenure as governor, I have chosen to focus on promotion of protecting and restoring our green Environment while also improving the [...]

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