Rotary Club of Boise recognizes its program speakers by planting a tree in their honor. This gesture is in keeping with RI Past President Ian H.S. Riseley's 2017-2018 Rotary year challenge to plant a tree for every Rotarian in recognition of the impacts of climate change on the world's most vulnerable populations.
 
“It is my hope that the result of that effort will be far greater than the environmental benefit that those 1.2 million new trees will bring,” Riseley said. “I believe the greater result will be a Rotary that recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our planet, but to the planet itself.”
 
The challenge was concluded on Earth Day 2018, but our club has elected to continue this effort in honor of our weekly program speakers. 
 
You can participate by contributing to the Gift That Grows program. Every $5 contribution purchases another seedling!