December 9, 2023

We are delighted to have received news from the Rotary Club of Kyrenia Cosmopolitan about their Tree Planting project which we are pleased to share under:

By Olgun Topalcık….
Rotary Club of Kyrenia Cosmopolitan….

Since the beginning of life, trees have provided us with two of life’s essentials, food and oxygen. As we evolved, they provided additional necessities such as shelter, medicine, and tools. Today, their value continues to increase and more benefits of trees are being discovered as their role expands to satisfy the needs created by our modern lifestyles.

Also trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen that we breathe.

From those reasons, as a club, we decided to organise this project in 2018 as part of our strategic planning for the next five years. On Sunday  10th of March 2019, we planted 8 Pepper, 8 Fir, 8 Jacaranda and 8 Australian Mulberry trees in the National Park, Alsancak Girne.

We had Rotarians from our sister club RC Varyant from İzmir, Turkey and also Rotarian friend Işın Yaltıraklı joined our ceremony.

As a club, we would like to thank our main sponsor Merit International Group, General Manager of Merit Groups Aybars Kutluba, Alsancak Municipality Mayor Fırat Ataser, Vice Chair Zehra Şekeroğlu, Past President Gültaç Özsan, Pelin Kutluba and Rotarian friends Ayten and Ben Benoit for all contributions and help to organise this ceremony.

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