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Circular Economy: Transforming Local Food Systems for Sustainable Growth

Circular Economy: Transforming Local Food Systems for Sustainable Growth

by Grace Gillman, Canmore Rotary Club Local Food Systems for Sustainable Growth How we feed ourselves is one of the most complex challenges facing humanity and our planet. Agriculture and food systems account for 24% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions through food waste, deforestation and habitat loss, soil erosion, water use, and pollution. It’s not just the planet that is suffering from this system: 1.9 billion people are obese or overweight, 795 million people suffer from hunger, and 2 billion people have malnutrition. Although this is a staggering global problem, we have unprecedented power to change this complex system, and it starts right under our nose, with what we put on our plate. Rotarians in Canmore, Alberta are transforming local food systems to create a healthy, thriving community. By applying circular economy principles, food waste powers year-round local food production. Anaerobic digestion converts waste into biogas, providing heat and electricity for vertical...

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ESRAG members make headlines!

ESRAG members make headlines!

ESRAG members from all seven continents have been making headlines across the Rotary world for dynamic and multi-faceted environmental initiatives.

How to build a better city

How to build a better city

Cities generate around 60% of greenhouse gases but only occupy 2% of the land surface of the planet.

Rotary engagement at COP28

Rotary engagement at COP28

During ESRAG’s Feb. 7 webinar, Judith Diment and RI President Nominee Mário César Martins de Camargo discussed the results of Rotary’s participation in COP 28.

ESRAG Environment Display

ESRAG Environment Display

Wenatchee Confluence Rotary recently debuted the new D5060 environmental display items at the Wenatchee Earth Fair and Apple Blossom Youth Day in April.

World Minga for the water

World Minga for the water

This Earth Day let’s break a Guinness World Record by participating in the World “Minga” for the water!

Minga  Mundial por el Agua

Minga Mundial por el Agua

¡Este día de la Tierra rompamos un Guinness Record la participar en la Minga Mundial por el agua!

Smart Alternatives to Single-Use Packaging

As part of our December focus on circular economy, Lori Cloutier, Co-Chair of ESRAG's Plastics Solutions Task Force, shared links to businesses in several countries that are beginning to offer circular solutions for consumer products. She also shares great ideas that...

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