One of the seven Areas of Focus is Supporting the Environment and is the Rotary theme for April. TAKE ACTION to create a better world for future generations.
ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group) is a team of Rotarians who enthusiastically believe that individual actions can truly make a difference. So what can YOU do to take meaningful action?
  • Volunteer for an available role at ESRAG. Get involved and help us build the ESRAG network of changemakers. Whatever your skills or passions we have roles where you can get involved. You can help us grow the network and create a platform that supports the efforts of Districts and Clubs in our region to grow and implement meaningful projects and club activities that support Environmental Sustainability. Check out our available roles today.
  • Become an ES champion in your District or Club. Rotary has over 535 Districts and 35,000 Clubs. Our aim at ESRAG is to help establish Environmental Sustainability Committees within each of our regions. We’ll help support you and your Club to take action. Perhaps you’ve already stepped up to the plate as an ES representative in your club to ‘futureproof’ your club.
  • Take Individual actions that reduce your Ecological Footprint. While you can help create systemic change, there are also countless opportunities to be taking small personal actions that inspire your friends and family to do the same. Take a look at our Take Action Initiatives to implement in your life today.
Environmental action group deepens interest in Rotary.
By Kris Cameron, a member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group, and the Rotary Club of Wenatchee Confluence, Washington, USA

About a year before I retired, I began to think about how I might meet new people and find an avenue to continue to serve my community. I had been a public-school teacher and union leader for almost three decades and was anxious to start a new chapter.

When I saw a humorous video that a friend of mine who is younger than I had posted on social media about his Rotary club, I was intrigued. I had a positive view of Rotary from growing up with Rotary parks in my community and Rotary Youth Exchange students who attended my high school. My friend agreed to bring me to a meeting as his guest. The warm reception I received and the interesting people I met there were an irresistible draw, and I soon joined the club and began serving in leadership roles.

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