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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...

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Engaging communities in climate solutions through En-ROADS

Engaging communities in climate solutions through En-ROADS

“Research shows that showing people research doesn’t work,” said En-ROADS Ambassador Nate Mills at an ESRAG Climate Solutions workshop Jan. 25.  Instead, Mills explained, it’s more effective to put them in charge: “Give them a way to see the problem, what they can do,...

Principles and Promise of Circular Economy

Principles and Promise of Circular Economy

Watch Dr. Yasar Atacik’s March 30 presentation to ESRAG’s Projects Webinar for an empowering introduction to the principles of circular economy. Here are some of the key points. Circularity goes far beyond diverting waste: it starts with designing products that are...

Restoring Wetlands in the Western Ghats

Restoring Wetlands in the Western Ghats

When massive floods and landslides left thousands homeless in Kerala, South India last year, scientists in the Nilgiris West Rotary Club seized the teachable moment to focus their community’s attention on the ecological damage that fed the flood, and to point to...

Clean Cooking Task Force

Clean Cooking Task Force

By Ariel Miller Some 3 billion people, almost half the world’s population, still rely on open fires and fuels like wood and kerosene to cook their food. The simple act of cooking is responsible for 4 million deaths per year and is a major source of global greenhouse...

Racing to Restore Indian Forests

Racing to Restore Indian Forests

By Ariel Miller Oct. 2021 Rotarian CR Hanumanth was driving east from Mysore through a forest last February when he noticed an extraordinary flowering of Bambusa bambos, an indigenous species of bamboo. This only happens every 35-40 years. There’s no way to predict...

Rotarians Advocate for a Vast Watershed

Rotarians Advocate for a Vast Watershed

As a child growing up in Guadalajara, México, Salvador Rico was told never to swim in the Río Lerma Santiago because of its lethal burden of sewage and industrial pollution.  He vowed that when he grew up, he would come back to clean up that river. Now, as a member of...

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