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Pollution Solutions at ESRAG

How do pollution solutions benefit humanity?

Pollution of our air, water, and soil endangers human health and longevity. Some pollutants, like the particulates from burning wood and fossil fuels, are causing 12-15 million people each year to die prematurely. Other dangers come from the estimated 350,000 different types of man-made substances now on the global market, such as plastics, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and chemicals in consumer products, antibiotics, and other pharmaceuticals. These can take the form of any substance (solid, liquid, or gas) or energy (such as radioactivity, heat, sound, or light).


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Celebrate World Rivers’ Day

Celebrate World Rivers’ Day

Adopt a River for Sustainable Development, World Rivers Day, Day of Action World Rivers Day, Sunday the 24th of September 2023, is an excellent opportunity to mobilize your community to Protect, Restore and Sustain your local river. Conduct a river clean-up, raise...

Saving a River in Nairobi

Saving a River in Nairobi

The Rotary Club of Lavington Eco is teaming up with determined residents of the impoverished Nairobi settlement of Kawangwareto clean up the polluted river they depend on. This Rotary-UNEP Adopt-a-River project includes education, tree planting, and urban farming. Next quest: to tackle waste management and sanitation infrastructure.

Citizen Science Defends the Baltic

Citizen Science Defends the Baltic

Through hands-on service and irresistible special events, Finnish Rotarians are expanding the ability of scientists to protect the Baltic Sea.  Their work includes measuring and categorizing marine trash, monitoring blue algae blooms, and bringing a traditional Helsinki festival into the 21st century by adding environmental education and fundraising for environmental research.

Take Action on Pollution

Rotarians are inspiring their communities and regions to implement many strategies that prevent or reduce pollution. Farming practices that use less fertilizer and pesticides reduce the runoff and algal blooms poisoning our drinking water. Clean cooking drastically reduce families’ exposure to particulates that ravage their health. Watershed cleanups spotlight how pollution gets to the rivers we depend on, catalyzing business and public policy solutions. Rotarians are helping to expand what can be recycled, and encouraging new product design to prevent plastic waste. Click on the thumbnails below to discover some of the inspiring Rotary projects your club or district can replicate!

Clean Cooking

To create awareness of, and to promote practical solutions for the need
to urgently transition to Clean Cooking.

Plastics Solutions

Leveraging the power of Rotary to develop a global network to rethink and influence how we create, use, and dispose of plastic.

Renewable Energy

To encourage, educate and offer support for those involved in renewable energy projects worldwide.

Watersheds, Rivers, Oceans

Cleaning the watersheds, rivers and oceans throughout the World.



“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which
all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”
― Jacques-Yves Cousteau


The harm caused by some man-made substances is already documented. Impacts can include genetic damage and cancer, reduced fertility, behavioral changes, birds starving because they have ingested plastic, antibiotic resistance, and breakdown of the ozone layer. We find these pollutants everywhere, including our own bloodstream. Science is warning us loudly: we need to decrease the use of pollutants and we need to clean up already contaminated areas.

Join with us to build out ‘Pollution’ as one of ESRAG’s key objectives.



Featured Events

ESRAG: Circular Economy opportunity, challenges for Environment
Speaker: Gertrude Ngenda
Topic: Circular Economy opportunities and challenges for Environmental Sustainability
December 6th 2023 at 2:00 pm
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