Virgin Islands Club Wins Global Grant for Solar Refrigeration

Virgin Islands Club Wins Global Grant for Solar Refrigeration

By Doug White, Co-Chair, ESRAG Climate Solutions Task Force The Rotary Club of St. Thomas East ECO received a $55,000 Rotary International Global Grant for a solar refrigeration system for the Bordeaux Farmers Market. The 15-kilowatt PV array and 15 kW lithium battery...
Air Pollution: Giant Global Health Crisis

Air Pollution: Giant Global Health Crisis

By Ariel Miller “Air pollution is a major global health crisis and causes one in nine deaths worldwide,” reports the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). “The deadliest illnesses linked to PM2.5 [fine particulates] air pollution are stroke, heart disease, lung disease,...
With COP27 done, how Rotarians can catalyze resilience

With COP27 done, how Rotarians can catalyze resilience

The COP27 climate conference is over now. COP26 was much stronger than COP27 because it set clear mitigation targets and because more than 40 countries – including major coal-consuming nations like Poland, Vietnam and Chile – committed to shift away from coal....