Zonta Club of Punta del Este-Maldonado takes action on climate change

The Zonta Club of Punta del Este-Maldonado, Uruguay, inspired by Zonta International's Statement on Climate Change, wants to create a greener, cleaner and equal society in their city.

Although Uruguay doesn't experience natural weather disasters, their city's expansion is causing an alarming rate of deforestation. The club decided to call attention to their community on this issue by planting native trees and flora in city parks and open areas. The mayor and environmental activists assisted the club in planting trees and flora across the city.