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...
Building a Green Culture for Rotary

Building a Green Culture for Rotary

Our Journey as the First Eco Cause-Based Club in Africa By Jane Maonga, Founder and Charter Member, Lavington Eco Rotary Club Lavington Eco is building a green culture for Rotary as Africa’s first eco-Rotary Club. I’m writing to share our experience as a road...
Saving a River in Nairobi

Saving a River in Nairobi

by Ariel Miller, ESRAG Newsletter Editor The Lavington Eco Rotary Club is teaming up with the residents of an impoverished urban neighborhood to fight the scourge of water pollution in the river they depend on.  This powerful video  illustrates the situation this...
Flourishing Partnership with Trees that Feed Foundation

Flourishing Partnership with Trees that Feed Foundation

By Natasha Norris, Communications and Program Manager, Trees that Feed Foundation When like-minded people join forces, the impossible becomes possible. One Rotarian’s search for a solution to climate change has now impacted thousands of lives in the Caribbean and...
Lebanese Rotarians racing to reforest

Lebanese Rotarians racing to reforest

by Ariel Miller Lebanese Rotarians are racing to qualify for a global grant to plant a cedar forest on dessicated land on the slopes of Mount Lebanon this fall. The project will protect the region’s priceless biodiversity and boost eco-tourism.  Called Arztak Hawytak...
Exotics versus Indigenous Trees

Exotics versus Indigenous Trees

By Najar Nyakio Munyinyi, RC Laikipia Highlanders, Nanyuki, Kenya Biological diversity is essential to human well-being. The more complex and diversified a trophic system is, the healthier the environment, and the higher the quality of air, soil and water. Africa has...