Environment and Sustainability

District 9800 has created a new portfolio to focus on existing and future club programs related to Environment and Sustainability.

Rotary has always reflected and responded to humanitarian needs and community changes. There are significant challenges facing our world today and many are related to our environment and implications for future generations.  Globally, our Rotary presence in this area has been led by ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group) – worth a look at their website (https://www.esrag.org/). Important programs relating to forestation, sanitation, irrigation, pollination and threats to our food chain, marine cleanliness/plastics in our oceans and rivers etc are shown in Rotary countries and key club programs in many diverse environmental areas including forestation, sanitation, irrigation, pollination and threats to our food chain, marine cleanliness/ plastics in our oceans and rivers etc. and ideas for club programs are covered. 

In District 9800, many clubs already have programs in these areas. We believe this is a significant concern for our survival and therefore warrants a strong focus and District support. Accordingly, Fabienne Nichola and John McCaskill have been appointed as joint Chairs for Environment and Sustainability in District 9800. They will be working closely with ESRAG and other existing bodies including Rotarians for Bees and with other Districts to introduce new environmental projects to those clubs who wish to be involved – and to support existing programs already in place.

Fabienne and John welcome any queries from Rotarians who wish to be involved in the District Environment Committee.

Representatives: Fabienne Nichola (Camberwell) and John McCaskill (Canterbury)