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ESRAG and Redwood Materials have a new toolkit American Rotarians can use to launch lithium-ion battery recycling in your community. Redwood can recapture about 95% of the critical materials and use them to make new components for rechargeable batteries to meet sharply-rising demand. Read more so you can teach your neighbors to mine their junk drawers.
Undaunted by hyperinflation, last year’s wildfires, and the horror of widening war in the Middle East, the Rotary Club of Beirut Cadmos has succeeded in planting 2,000 cedar seedlings this year on deforested slopes of Mt. Lebanon to restore the biodiversity and beauty that have made the mountain town of Ehden a beloved resort for generations of families from Lebanon and abroad. They are planting hope in Lebanon for a peaceful and prosperous future.
It’s time to share your circular economy or pollution projects via ESRAG’s newsletter, blog, and social media. Nov. 21 is the deadline for the December issue on circular economy, and Dec. 21 is the deadline for the January issue on pollution solutions. Email stories or story leads to email@example.com
ESRAG Europe shares how Climate Fresk inspires insight, action on climate change through a three-hour interactive game for small groups. Available in 10 languages, with workshops currently offered in 45 countries, this resource will be added to ESRAG’s Become Sustainable! resource kit.
This year represents a major advance in how Rotary will connect at COP 28: Rotary’s delegation includes the RI President, Foundation Chair, and CEO, and Rotary will have pavilions in both the Blue and Green Zones for the first time. Rotary’s worldwide network has huge potential to contribute to climate solutions, but we have to prove our capacity by documenting it.
In honor of Climate Action Day, students and schools: sign up to create climate solutions! Register for CAVU’s Climate Innovation Challenge, the international contest for grades 3-12 to learn climate science and powerful video storytelling. Students recruited by ESRAG’s Mercy Wambui won many awards this past academic year. The egistration deadline is Jan. 26, 2024.
The ESRAG Rotary International Convention (RICON) Working Group (WG) is on a mission to make Rotary events more sustainable and eco-friendly. We want to encourage Rotary Family members from all around the world to get involved in making our environment healthier and combating climate change. We need to walk the talk by reducing the adverse environmental impact of Rotary meetings. This article summarizes key insights from ESRAG’s eco-friendly contributions to the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne.
As the Bordeaux Farmers Market solarizes to save food and money, they demonstrate a quadruple win: lower emissions, higher net income for farmers, more access to healthy local food, and greater resilience to climate impacts like storms. Rotarians built the community partnerships and raised the funds through a Rotary global grant.
Enjoy a vegan variation on the classic plaintain recipe Mofongo: go Caribbean with Vifongo! The Rotary Club of St. Thomas Eco served this to our visiting District Governor, who said the vegan buffet was super.
Top Rotary leaders will attend COP 28 with a delegation including four experts from ESRAG. For the first time, RI will have a pavilion in the Blue Zone and host sessions on Rotary environmental action.
Using the award-winning documentary “Kiss the Ground,” Rotarians in District 9212 are encouraging farmers in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid regions to sign up for outdoor screenings to inspire regenerative farming. They are building on the success of a pilot project of the Rotary Club of Muthaiga and Rotary District 2490 in Israel.
The Rotary Club of St. Thomas East Eco treated their District Governor to a vegan buffet and an update on projects, setting a great example of how to be climate-friendly in the Caribbean.
Rotarians are restoring land and livelihoods in Colombia through habitat restoration and community economic development. Reforestation and a beekeeping project will foster reconciliation between former assailants and victims in the nation’s brutal civil war.
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