Planting Trees for a Brilliant Future
Members of SI Chester are supporting the Soroptimist Campaign to #PlantTrees for a Brilliant Future. Members recently planted a number of very young trees in King George V Field, Christleton, and at the Playing Field in Great Barrow to mark the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the first Soroptimist Club, in 1921, in Oakland California, USA. One of their first activities was to successfully campaign for the protection of the local Giant Redwood trees. In 2021, members of SI Chester are joining clubs from around the world to plant trees to mitigate the effects of Climate Change and commemorate our 100 years of service to support women and girls. It has been identified that the effects of climate change disproportionately affect women and girls in climate-sensitive regions, so working towards carbon dioxide reduction was an obvious project to get involved with. Our trees will be added to the Soroptimist Tree planting Map.
We have planted a range of local, native trees such as field maple, rowan, flowering cherry blossom and birch and look forward to seeing them grow over the next 50 years. The trees in Christleton were planted in the same field as a set of other trees that club member Susan remembers planting in the 1980s with her family.