Maryland students’ huge win to reduce food waste

Maryland students’ huge win to reduce food waste

If food waste were a country, it would be the third worst emitter of greenhouse gas emissions of all the nations in the world.  That fact failed to intimidate a team of school children in the US state of Maryland, who’ve proven they can reduce food waste in their...

Seeding small acts to save a great lake

A huge algae bloom on Lake Erie in 2014 shut down the water supply for over 400,000 people around the American city of Toledo, but it opened an opportunity for a Canadian Rotary club to empower its community to reduce Great Lakes pollution.   Those lakes contain over...

Sustainability – a blog post

A brief exploration of the meaning of sustainability, and directions it might lead Rotary. Over recent years the use of the word’ sustainability’ has come to be applied to broader meanings than just the environment such as the economy and business. In this piece only...

What does Environmental Sustainability mean ?

No single blueprint of environmental sustainability exists, as economies, social systems, cultures and ecological conditions differ widely among countries and from person to person. However, within a range of available definitions everyone can find a framework to work...