Planning a Project

Resources for planning a club project.



How can we help?

Are you looking for the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) to help with your club’s project?

ESRAG members are happy to share their technical expertise, guidance, and experience to help clubs and districts plan implement impactful environmental projects. We are experienced Rotary members and nonmembers around the world who are dedicated to helping clubs and districts develop sustainable environmental projects.

Five Steps to a Successful Project

Would you like to plan sizzling Rotary projects that deliver effective outcomes for people, the environment, and your club? Facilitators, Pat Armstrong, Clare Caulfield, and Liz Stinson will steer you through a five-step process to develop, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate, and sustain successful Rotary projects. We will also show you how to access online a comprehensive guide, practical templates, worked examples, and other resources.


Clare Caulfield: Clare is a past-president of the Rotaract Club of Monash and District Rotaract Representative for 9810. A primary science and technology teacher, she has been a member of the District 9810 Sustainable Communities Committee since 2015 and leads the annual Tree Project. She is co-creator of the Planning for Success suite of planning resources.

Liz Stinson: A Rotary member since 2019, Liz has served as the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central and is a member of the Club’s newly formed Environmental Sustainability Committee and ESRAG. In her other lives Liz is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and works as the Chair of Phillip Island Nature Parks and the University of Canberra College Pty Ltd, and is a board member of Community Housing (Victoria) Ltd. She brings to all these roles many years of experience at operational and management levels in teaching, community services and environmental education in Canada and Australia.

Pat Armstrong: A Rotarian since 2002, Pat is the current chair and director of Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG). She was the founding chair of the Regional Chapter of ESRAG’s Oceania region (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands). She has served as a Past President of the Rotary Club of Doncaster Sunrise and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Doncaster, where she was the team leader of the Sustainability Committee. Pat has served as the Chair of the District 9810 Sustainable Communities Committee. In her professional life, Pat is an educator for sustainability and has recently completed a Ph.D. on adolescent leadership for sustainability at RMIT University. Together with Clare Caulfield, she co-developed the Planning for Success suite of planning resources.

Take Action with a Project

ESRAG can help your club with your global grants application, help create project impact reporting through an app, and has expertise to help design projects in any of the six themes as well as repository of white paper seminars on different topics. 


View recorded club seminars or submit a project to present at a future seminar.

UNEP Handbook

A handbook that provides a selection of 11 green themes for activities that Rotary clubs can implement.

Project Reporting

A Global System for Rotary to report the impact of our environmental projects. Submit your project today through the iRotree app.

Global Grants

Resources to help you apply for environmental global grants.

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