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...
Teach Your Neighbors to Mine Their Junk Drawers!

Teach Your Neighbors to Mine Their Junk Drawers!

By Clari Nolet, ESRAG Director, and Sonja Koch, Redwood Materials Are you from the United States?  If so, Choose a date for next year to champion lithium-ion battery recycling in your community.  Here’s how to teach your neighbors to mine their junk drawers....
Gratitude for John Mathers

Gratitude for John Mathers

By Ariel Miller, ESRAG Newsletter Editor We are writing in gratitude for John Mathers, who died Aug. 6, leaving a tremendous legacy as founder of the Rotary Climate Action Team Network, or RCAT Now, which has grown to over 900 clubs worldwide. He was working to launch...

Youth defend climate in court

On August 14, 2023, District Court Judge Kathy Seeley of Montana handed down a historic decision in Held v State of Montana that state laws that promote fossil fuels and prohibit the state from considering climate change in its policymaking violate the constitutional...
We’ll help your club become climate-friendly

We’ll help your club become climate-friendly

By Dr. Michael Koch, ESRAG Europe Co-Chair Rotary is successfully acting to make the world a better place. But all Rotarian activities also cause emissions and contribute to climate change. Just think of all the people travelling to the RICON in Melbourne. We do not...
We will sorely miss Mike Cloutier

We will sorely miss Mike Cloutier

We’re devastated to report the death of dedicated Rotarian and ESRAG member Mike Cloutier on September 17. His kindness, IT skill, and resourcefulness have made a giant contribution over the past three years as ESRAG’s membership and activities expanded enormously. We...