West North America

We have a number of programs both through ESRAG
and Rotary International that need your help.


Key Information

Countries Included in Region


Canada: AB, BC, SK

Leaders of Chapter

Yavuz Atila

Official Regional Links

About Our Chapter

Welcome to the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG)!

ESRAG was formed to empower Rotarian and non-Rotarian members to take actions to sustain our environment, particularly to stabilize our climate. How can ESRAG help you?

ESRAG provides an organizing point and informational resources to share information with clubs and communities about sustainable practices and the global humanitarian crisis of climate change.

Our action model:

Identify environmental leaders within the Rotary world, assist them in initiating environmental service projects that are meaningful to THEM, help where we can, and acknowledge and publicize their awesome work.

We look forward to collaborating with you to bring Rotary’s ‘Service Above Self’ ethic to solving environmental problems.

UN Environment: Rotarians Vital to Climate Solutions

With pollution and climate change wreaking economic havoc, causing more than 7 million premature deaths a year, and fueling the refugee crisis, “we are doing a poor job for our planet and our peoples’ health as we pursue economic development,” warned Dr. Hartwig Kremer, Head of UN Environment’s Global Environment Monitoring Unit, in a speech to ESRAG members in Hamburg. But because we are “in touch with local communities, professionals, and business leaders worldwide,” he added, Rotarians can catalyze solutions.

The UN provides the framework and tracks global progress: “In September 2015, with the backing of 193 world leaders, 17 Sustainable Development Goals were agreed to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve a healthy, sustainable world by the year 2030.


Featured Events

Attend our Monthly Regional Chapter meetings.

Second Monday of every month at 5:30 pm PDT, Zoom

Contact us to attend today.

ESRAG Seminar: Climate Change and Mental Health
Speaker: Bonita Ford
Topic: How does the climate crisis impact people's mental health? How and why are youth especially experiencing this? And what can be done to address it?

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ESRAG Seminar: Plant-based Eating for Beginners
Speaker: Lauren Head
Topic: Benefits of a plant-based diet

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Oceania Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Josie Jones OAM
Topic: Marine debris, litter and working with local government for change.

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ESRAG Seminar: Farm to Family Rotary Project
Speaker: Eileen Hotho and Earl Knauss
Topic: Serendipity: transforming ugly veggies into a beautiful free food distribution program

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Plastic Cafe

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ESRAG Annual General Meeting 2024
Topic: ESRAG Annual General Meeting 2024

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ESRAG Seminar: Climate Messaging
Speaker: Andrew Eyerly and Rob Sisson
Topic: How to approach and communicate about the topic of climate and sustainability from different political perspectives.

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Featured Projects

A few of the projects our regional chapter is and has been involved in.


Featured News

Teach Your Neighbors to Mine Their Junk Drawers!

Teach Your Neighbors to Mine Their Junk Drawers!

ESRAG and Redwood Materials have a new toolkit American Rotarians can use to launch lithium-ion battery recycling in your community. Redwood can recapture about 95% of the critical materials and use them to make new components for rechargeable batteries to meet sharply-rising demand. Read more so you can teach your neighbors to mine their junk drawers.

Form your own committee.

Learn more about how to form your own Club
or District Environmental Sustainability Committee.