By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Past Chair & Director of Projects for the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) It’s been almost exactly six years since I connected threats to our natural environment to the power of Rotarians to be part of the solution. On a late spring day in 2013, I pondered the future of … More Celebrate World Environment Day
By Merrill Glustrom, member of the Rotary Club of Boulder, Colorado, USA and Treasurer of the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) The use of computer electronic products has grown substantially, changing the way we communicate, do business, and get information and entertainment. With such clear advantages, it’s not surprising that computers have an important … More How to reduce e-waste while providing jobs to those in need
By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Immediate Past Chair of Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) How can you best celebrate World Environment Day, today June 5? The 2018 theme for this year’s United Nation Environmental Programme (UNEP) event is Beat Plastic Pollution. Celebrate in your home, your club and your community by reducing the role of single-use … More The Last Straw: Observing World Environment Day
Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22 April. Today, people around the world are helping protect our planet by cleaning up their communities, planting trees, contacting elected officials to urge support for environmental protection, or otherwise showing their support for renewable energy and conservation. RI President Ian H.S. Riseley is challenging all 1.2 million Rotarians … More Celebrating Earth Day!
By Rotary Service Staff We’re bringing you a sneak peek inside the Environmental Sustainability Peacebuilding Conference, hosted in Vancouver, Canada on 10 February, 2018 . There’s still time to register for the remaining Presidential Peacebuilding Conferences: 24 February – Disease Prevention and Treatment and Peace, Coventry, England, United Kingdom 17 March – Economic and Community Development and … More Building Peace through Environmental Sustainability in Vancouver
The RI Board of Directors recently recognized three new Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs). Each of these RAGs has a unique area of expertise and is available to provide any support that Rotarians may seek regarding their areas of specialty: Clubfoot RAG4CLUBFOOT (Rotarian Action Group) RAG4CLUBFOOT will act as a project facilitator for Rotary clubs and districts … More New Rotarian Action Groups to assist with Rotary projects
By Karen Kendrick-Hands, Co-Chair of the Going Green Fellowship Group, Rotary Club of Madison, WI, USA Wishing on a shooting star, prodding a caterpillar to unzip its feet, picking ripe berries without getting scratched, throwing pine needles on the campfire and watching them spark, and catching (and releasing) slippery bass: all this magic I share … More Preserving the Magic of our Natural Habitat
By: Nancy Hughes, member of Eugene Southtowne Rotary Club, Oregon, USA, and founder of StoveTeam International As we celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March, we were reminded that half the world’s women cook over dangerous open fires. These fires are the leading cause of death of children under age five and kill more people … More StoveTeam: fueling local development