Updated 23 Jul 2022, 4:31 pm
Under the Environment Project of Lions Clubs International, as many as 40 tree saplings were planted on Saturday by members of Lions Club of Imphal at Ipa Loyalakpa Brick Field, Mayang Langjing Taning, Lamshang, Imphal West.
Following the tree plantation programme, an environment awareness lecture for brick field workers was given by Lion L Swamikanta, said Lion Club of Imphal in a release.
It said Swamikanta informed that since red bricks require burning of woods in its making, alternative building materials are now being used to reduce the usage of red bricks.
He also stated that to compensate the loss of trees used as fuel for brickfields, tree plantations in large scale in vicinity of brick fields must be encouraged and efforts should be made to recycle the plastic waste by making simple brick blocks wherein the plastic waste is compacted inside an empty mineral water bottle, it said.
Such bricks can be used to border the trees or flowers planted in the lawns or gardens, said Swamikanta.
Lion W Gopimohan said that Lions Club was started in 1917 and over the years it has grown to world's largest service organisation with more than 48,000 clubs in over 200 countries with 1.4 million members, the release mentioned.
The main activities on which the clubs focus world-wide are environment, childhood cancer, diabetes, eyesight, hunger continued Gopimohan, it added.
First published:23 Jul 2022, 4:31 pm
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