By Keith Madden, Area of Focus Manager for the Environment On 5 June, join us in celebrating World Environment Day. With the environment as one of our area of focus, Rotary is committed to facing some of our greatest planetary challenges: the quickening pace of biodiversity loss and climate change, and the need for sustainable, … More World Environment Day 2022
By Rotary Service & Engagement Staff Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. Access to water and sanitation is so important that the United Nations made it one of its Sustainable Development Goals. However, according to the World Health Organization, two billion people still do … More Who cares about toilets?
By Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association In 1921, at its 12th annual convention in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rotary vowed “to aid in the advancement of international peace” when it amended the objects, or goals, of the organization. Nearly a century later, The Rotary Representative Network is a group of Rotarians from diverse backgrounds who represent Rotary … More Connect with Rotary’s peacebuilding ambassadors
By Rotary Service and Engagement According to the United Nations, three billion people live without basic handwashing facilities with soap and water available at home. In many parts of the world there is little or no awareness of good hygiene practices and their role in reducing the spread of disease. Until just 170 years ago, … More #SafeHands for World Water 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
By Helen Reisler and Andreas Runggatscher, members of the Rotary Club of New York Our club, the Rotary Club of New York has always been notable for its international flavor and association with the United Nations. The club played an essential role in building support during the UN’s formidable years, and in soliciting New York … More A new approach to Rotary Club meetings