RI President Gordon McInally signing the multinational accord to clean up the Río Motagua in Guatemala in September, 2023

ESRAG’s weekly Projects + webinars in January offer a feast of information on environmental solutions, including the vital importance of changing our food system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Global Grant scholars’ adventures in conservation, and pollution solutions in Central America and Africa.  Join our vibrant global group for excellent speakers and conversation every Wednesday.  When you register the link will give your time zone. 19:30 IST, 14:00 UTC, 8:00 CST (Evanston).

Jan. 10, Eating for Tomorrow. Climate Scientist Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop explains why it is critically important to significantly reduce emissions from the agriculture/food systems sector, especially emissions from animal agriculture, to maintain global temperatures below 2 degrees C by 2100.  Register here.

Jan. 17, Conservation from the Perspective of Global Grant Scholars. Alaina Eckert and Sophie Buchholz will inform us of the opportunities they have been given and the successes they have had in their professional lives due to Rotary scholarships.  Register here.

Jan. 24, Rotarians’ multinational quest to save the Río Motagua:  Rotarian Salvador Rico of Cleaning the Rivers of the World will describe how Rotarians in Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize created a multi-stakeholder accord to reduce the massive volume of plastic and other solid waste polluting the banks of the Río Motagua and the Caribbean Sea. See Natalia Luque’s article, and register for the seminar here.

Jan. 31, 2 pm UTC: Recovering and reusing plastic to prevent pollution in Africa:  The Timao Group and Megagas will explain how they build houses and create cooking gas from plastic waste.  Register here.