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

New Rotarian Action Groups to assist with Rotary projects

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

Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 5

10 tips for monitoring, evaluating, and promoting service project By Hilary Leav, Rotary Strategy, Research & Evaluation staff In general, there are a few key principles to understanding monitoring and evaluation and establishing a good plan. Part 5 of the Lifecycle of a Service Project webinar series focused on helping the Rotary family compare project … More Lifecycle of a service project webinar lessons: Part 5

20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee

By Jesse Allerton, Rotary Programs staff Nigeria has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world: women there have a 1 in 23 lifetime risk of dying in childbirth. In 2010, a five-year Rotary pilot project concluded in the rural northern states of Kaduna and Kano Nigeria. Led by the Rotarian Action … More 20-year maternal health partnership started with a conversation over coffee