Colour Your World

Colour Your World

Location/Club:  District 9800, Victoria, Australia
Keywords: BIODIVERSITY, Greening Cities, Beautification, Community Gardens, AUSTRALIA, Victoria, 9800
Website Link : Website. Project Partners: Wheen Bee Foundation, Rotarians For Bees


In response to the pandemic and the current restrictions in Melbourne, the District 9800 Environmental Sustainability Committee was challenged to come up with an activity that would make a positive contribution to the environment, engage members and maintain their safety while in lock down. The concept of ‘Colour your World’ aims to encourage members collectively to contribute to biodiversity and support pollinators, by growing flowering plants in their garden.

Project last Updated
16 August 2020

Project Contact(s)
Fabienne Nichola
John McCaskill
Co- Chair D9800
Environmental Sustainability Committee


This could be extended to other Districts

Financial Support
Contributions from 9800 clubs and other districts for the planting calendar.

To overcome the limited ability for members to participate in hands on activity during the pandemic and encourage members to engage in a club initiative

Members choose seeds to grow flowering plants (including vegetables) that support insects, butterflies, birds, bees and other pollinators while adding colour to their world. Plants can be grown in the front gardens, back gardens, balconies, rooftops or pots. Seeds may be ordered on line or ‘click & collect’ from your local nursery.


  1. improves engagement and club morale
  2. increased bio-diversity
  3. support pollinators
  4. increased awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability

Project More Info
This is the first step in a broader environmental sustainability strategy.

Partnering with The WHEEN Bee Foundation, District 9800 are planning to provide clubs with a planting calendar specifically for Melbourne Metropolitan Areas.

This will be a unique and valuable resource for clubs to extend urban greening to nature strips, school gardens, council reserves and other neglected green areas in their local community.