Adding environmentally sustainability to global grants

By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Member of the Rotary Club of Madison, Wisconsin, USA and Director of Communications for the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) To be awakened by a morning bird song, enjoy a plastic-free shore, marvel at the migration of Monarch butterflies, be calmed by a forest grove, or quench my thirst with … More Adding environmentally sustainability to global grants

Ecotourism businesses empower women in Costa Rica

By Karen McDaniels, member of Rotary Club of Denton, Texas, United States During a trip to Costa Rica, my club members and I met a member of the faculty at The Tropical Agricultural Research and Education Center (CATIE) in Turrialba who studies barriers rural women face in joining Costa Rica’s fast growing tourism business. Sitting … More Ecotourism businesses empower women in Costa Rica

How to reduce e-waste while providing jobs to those in need

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

School environmental clubs pioneer sustainable community development in Tanzania

By Dr. John Philip, Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors and Member of the Rotary Club of Newbury, United Kingdom The island of Ukerewe in Lake Victoria, Tanzania is only accessible by a three and half hour ferry journey from the mainland town of Mwanza. The island’s 350,000 residents are subsistence farmers and … More School environmental clubs pioneer sustainable community development in Tanzania

The Last Straw: Observing World Environment Day

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

Creating jobs and promoting a cleaner environment in Brazil

By Susan Doxtator, Regional Grants Officer at Rotary and Bonaventure Fandohan, Rotary’s Economic and Community Development Area of Focus Manager Over the past 25 years, the number of workers living in extreme poverty has declined dramatically despite the lasting impact of the 2008 economic crisis and global recession. In developing countries, the middle class now … More Creating jobs and promoting a cleaner environment in Brazil

Making a sustainable splash at the Rotary International Convention

By the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) As we quickly approach the Rotary International Convention, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) is reflecting on the past seven years hosting our annual World Water Summit preceding the convention. The yearly event has helped us explore important themes within Rotary’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) … More Making a sustainable splash at the Rotary International Convention

Rotary continues to fight diseases and make strides in health care

By John Wahlund, Area of Focus Manager for Maternal and Child Health & Disease Prevention and Treatment This year, 2015 ushered out the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and introduced the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period 2015-2030. Rotary International’s Area of Focus goals and policies in Disease Prevention and Treatment were a … More Rotary continues to fight diseases and make strides in health care