2. Community projects
2.1. Environment and sustainability
Rotary International has introduced Environmental Sustainability as a 7th Area of Focus. This enables applications for Rotary projects worldwide, qualifying for Global and District Grants. Our District has established its own Environment and Sustainability Committee to encourage and support Club projects throughout and beyond the District. These projects could include:
- Planting trees and restoring forests,
- Reducing plastic pollution and carbon footprints,
- Initiating renewable energy projects,
- Building community gardens, and
- Advocating for a low-carbon future.
The Committee is making an inventory of the environment and sustainability projects already underway in the District. It will also make presentations and suggest how individual Clubs can contribute to this newest Area of Focus, with District Enviro Club Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold level that Clubs can achieve, along with Club Citations.
We also believe that this will enable Clubs to attract new members who see Rotarians addressing climate and environmental issues with commitment.