Lions work to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment

Jamaica Gleaner - - SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH COUNCIL -

Lions Club of Soufrière Pi­tons in St Lu­cia shar­ing with a can­cer sur­vivor. LIONS CLUBS In­ter­na­tional recog­nises the pro­found im­pact man’s ac­tiv­ity has on all com­po­nents of the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment. Against this back­ground, Lions are urged to take part in ac­tiv­i­ties that can make in­cre­men­tal change to restor­ing and/or main­tain­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal qual­ity; which the move­ment feels is of crit­i­cal im­por­tance to the wel­fare of peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties. Fur­ther, Lions have recog­nised the sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenge that cli­mate change poses to every­day life and in this re­spect, they have been work­ing to build aware­ness and pro­mote ac­tion to help com­mu­ni­ties build cli­mate re­silience.

Over the years, Lions and Leos across District 60B have worked in the ar­eas of rais­ing aware­ness, tree plant­ing, waste man­age­ment, re­for­esta­tion and beach clean-ups to play their part in en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, help­ing the com­mu­ni­ties they serve to cre­ate and main­tain con­di­tions for a sus­tain­able fu­ture for present and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. Lions Club of St An­drew, Ja­maica reg­is­ter­ing, clients at the Ja­maica So­ci­ety for the Blind in recog­ni­tion of World Sight Day, Oc­to­ber 2016. Lions and Leos from the Mona Club tour­ing their re­for­esta­tion pro­ject in Wal­len­ford in the Blue Moun­tain For­est Re­serve, Ja­maica. Ma­hoe trees be­low.

Leos of the St Vin­cent and the Gre­nadines Club af­ter a day of beach clean­ing.

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