PROJECT RESOURCES

We encourage you to be a spokesperson (ES Representative) for the environment within your Club. The D9800 Environmental Sustainability Committee provides on-going support and information (including a monthly newsletter) on a regular basis to existing known ES Representatives. If have not already done so, please email your Club’s ES Representative details to d9800env.sust@gmail.com

We also invite you to take some additional steps:

  • distribute the ES monthly newsletter to all members in your club (Select Newsletter for each month from this website)

  • report back to your club on environmental initiatives on a monthly basis

  • attend our monthly Zoom meetings - request details  d9800env.sust@gmail.com

  • if you haven’t already done so, if possible, form an Environment Committee in your Club

  • join the D9800 District Environment Committee. Send your request to: d9800env.sust@gmail.com

  • Become an ESRAG member for $US30.00 to access recognised global projects and current environmental issues https://www.esrag.org/

  • start with just one environment project idea and get your whole club on board such as ‘Colour your World’ https://rotarydistrict9800.org.au Select ‘Colour your World’

  • share your environmental success stories by submitting your project and activities to: https://www.esraganzpi.org/projects/ select ‘Submit Projects’

WEBSITE FOR PROJECT IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES

The following is the main links to websites to access resources:

  1. https://www.esrag.org/esrag-unep-handbook
A selection of global project ideas created by the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) with input from UN Environment.
 
  1. https://www.esraganzpi.org/projects/
This website is the ESRAG Regional Chapter (ANZPI) which is being updated on an on-going basis.
Select ‘Home’ for a great video introduction to ‘Supporting the Environment’ as the new Area of Focus. This is a great video to share with your club members.
Select ‘Learn More/All Projects and Project Ideas’ and browse through categories. Select ‘Submit A Project’ if you wish to showcase your Club’s Environmental Project.
Select ‘Learn More/FAQs’ for a number of articles on a range of environmental themes.
 
  1. https://www.vsgp.org.au/
The Victorian Schools Garden Program (VSGP) inspires school communities to be involved in establishing school gardens for children to learn about productive cultivation, biodiversity and sustainable practices. Annual Awards and Grants are open to all Victorian State Government, Catholic and Independent Schools.
 
  1. https://www.wheenbeefoundation.org.au/
The Wheen Bee Foundation is Australia’s only registered not-for-profit charity that promotes awareness of the importance of bees for food security, and raises funds for research that addresses the national and global threats to bees.
The website outlines a number of ecosystem restoration initiatives particularly in farming and/or bushfire affected areas.
 
  1. https://www.esrag.org/rotarians-bees
R4Bees objective is to explore how to best improve biodiversity and bee sustainability in Australia. The website provides details a number of initiatives undertaken.
 
  1. If you wish to explore any other environmental themes not covered by the websites above, please contact us at d9800env.sust@gmail.com