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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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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.

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!

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 Seminar: WASH Rotary Action Group
Speaker: K. Neil Van Dine
Topic: WASH Rotary Action Group links water and sanitation to improved hygiene, better health, and empowerment of the community.
(GMT +00.00) Greenwich Mean Time (Dublin)
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Clean Energy Transition
Speaker: Dr. Fatih Birol and Pat Merryweather-Arges
Topic: Clean Energy Transition: The Climate Landscape and Momentum of Clean Energy
(GMT +00.00) Greenwich Mean Time (Dublin)
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ESRAG Seminar: Increasing Coastal Ecosystem Biodiversity
Speaker: Tom Goreau
Topic: Increasing coastal ecosystem biodiversity, carbon storage, and ecosystem services with low voltage electrical fields.
(GMT +00.00) Greenwich Mean Time (Dublin)
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Oceania Workshop
Speaker: Dr Pat Armstrong and Clare Caulfield
Topic: Integrating the environment and climate into club planning
(GMT+10:00) Australia Eastern Time(Sydney,Melbourne,Guam)
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ESRAG Seminar: How AI is helping prevent fires
Speaker: Dave Rice
Topic: How AI is helping prevent fires and promote sustainability
(GMT +00.00) Greenwich Mean Time (Dublin)
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ESRAG Seminar: Trash ‘N’ Fashion Show Costa Rica
Speaker: Joshua Fabricio Céspedes Campos
Topic: Sustainable fashion with recycled garments, which raises awareness about the importance of preserving the environment
(GMT +00.00) Greenwich Mean Time (Dublin)
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Plastic Cafe
(GMT +00.00) Greenwich Mean Time (Dublin)
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Oceania Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Dr Libby Skeels
Topic: Psychology for a safe climate - dealing with climate anxiety
(GMT+10:00) Australia Eastern Time(Sydney,Melbourne,Guam)
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