Miyawaki forest celebrates history and native plants

Miyawaki forest celebrates history and native plants

By Catherine Endicott, Judy Maccully, and Sarah Philips, Environmental Rotary Club of the Puget Sound, Washington State, USA Have you ever seen the stars align for a service project? Imagine 100 no-shows and then 100 people showing up unexpectedly, transforming the...
Let’s set a Guinness World Record for water action!

Let’s set a Guinness World Record for water action!

After a week of overwhelming environmental news around the world, including record-shattering heat, terrible droughts, and forest fires, we feel hopelessness, uncertainty and sadness. I suffered feelings of deep helplessness this past week, as wildfires in my country,...
How Rotary’s Environment Area of Focus is evolving

How Rotary’s Environment Area of Focus is evolving

Insights from Keith Madden, The Rotary Foundation Manager for the Environment By Ariel Miller, ESRAG Newsletter Editor We’re delighted to provide an update on Rotary’s expanding environmental action, thanks to Keith Madden, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Manager for the...
Planting hope in Lebanon

Planting hope in Lebanon

By Ariel Miller, ESRAG Newsletter Editor Undaunted by hyperinflation, last year’s wildfires, and the horror of widening war in the Middle East, the Rotary Club of Beirut Cadmos succeeded in planting 2,000 cedar seedlings this year on deforested slopes of Mt. Lebanon....
Citizen Science Defends the Baltic

Citizen Science Defends the Baltic

By Ariel Miller, ESRAG Newsletter Editor Through hands-on service and irresistible special events, Finnish Rotarians are expanding the ability of scientists to protect the Baltic Sea.  Their work includes measuring and categorizing marine trash, monitoring blue algae...