By Laurie Zuckerman, ESRAG Communications Director

What are your biggest worries about the future? Chances are one of the Rotary Action Groups is tackling it. During April, Rotary’s Environment Month, ESRAG’s Projects seminar features experts from four other Rotary Action Groups(RAGs). Each describes what their RAG does, how it’s affected by the environment, and how its work positively affects the environment.

Please press the links below to register. What if you can’t attend, but want to get the recordings? Simply register anyway and sign up for “weekly invitations.” The invitations you receive will include links to the recordings of previous ESRAG webinars.

Rotary Action GroupsRotary Action Group for Peace: 20 Minute Peace Conference
Wednesday 3 April, 1400 UTC, 900 am Evanston, 1930 India                                                                                                    This is a fast-paced presentation of IEP’s Global and Positive Peace Indices. Current world peace statistics are discussed as well as Rotary’s view on Peace as one of their seven areas of focus.
Presenter: James Stuart is currently a Director for the RAG For Peace and an Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) Ambassador. He has served as VP/GM for Hewlett Packard, a COO for Loud Technologies, and President for a firm called Sharper Counsel.




Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group: How Educating Girls Helps Fight Climate Change
Wednesday 10 April, 1400 UTC, 900 am Evanston, 1930 India.                                                                                                    We will discuss some of the challenges facing girls and how education may be a key to mitigating climate change.
Presenter: Joan Littleford is a retired education consultant and avid interpretive guide at the Toronto Zoo. Joan is on the Board of Directors of the Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group.




Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development
Wednesday 17 April, 1400 UTC, 900 am Evanston, 1930 India                                                                                                    RAGCED is a source of knowledge and expertise, helping Rotarians plan, implement, and manage impactful and sustainable economic development projects. The session will focus on how RAGCED works and how it is responding to opportunities for improving lives around the world.
Presenters: Nilam Bedi is the Cadre Coordinator for Rotary’s Community Economic Development area of focus and also the Technical Officer for ESRAG and Director of RAGCED.  Carl Treleaven is a Rotary past district governor as well as the Chair of the Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development.




Water, Sanitation, and Health Rotary Action Group( WASH- RAG)                                                                                              Wednesday 24 April, 1400 UTC, 900 am Evanston, 1930 India
WASH Rotary Action Group links water and sanitation to improved hygiene, better health, and empowerment of the community.
Presenter: K. Neil Van Dine – Immediate past Chair of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Rotary Action Group (WASH-RAG); co-Founder of Haiti National Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Initiative (HANWASH).