Only after the last tree has died
The last river been poisoned
The last fish been caught
Will we realize we cannot eat money
#ProtectTheEnvironment #Lions100 #Centennial
On March 26th, all Belgian lion and LEO clubs combined forces to plant trees and remove garbage all over the country. And thanks to the lovely weather and the lovely people, it was a day to remember.
In Flanders, almost 4000 people joined the “Big Spring Event” to plant approximately 50000 trees on 19 different locations! Friends and families accompanied the Belgian Lions and Leo’s on this mission.
In order to successfully plant those trees, we were professionally guided by two non-profit organizations:
- Flemish Forest Group (Vlaamse Bosgroep)
- Agency for Nature and Forest (Agentschap voor Natuur&Bos)
In Brussels, Lions and Leo’s gathered to remove as many litter as possible in the Sonian. This beautiful forest is now saved from tons of cans, plastic, …
In Wallony they organized a Eco Nettoyage Citoyen. 100 years, 100 clubs, 100 tons. That was their motto and so they did remove 100 tons of litter!
As you can see, the Belgians have shown that they care for nature. We understood that one day won’t be enough to save our planet’s most valuable assets, but perhaps this one day can be the start of a global awareness. And who knows it might prevent people from harming nature any further.
One step at a time.
By Jeroen De Muynck
MD 112 Belgium