Supporting the Environment

The Supporting the Environment Committee is dedicated to supporting Rotary Clubs in their pursuit of projects to safeguard the natural environment. It assists Rotary clubs in identifying, funding, and evaluating service projects, and building public awareness. The SE Committee offers Rotarians the opportunity to furnish long-term benefits for local communities and the world.

The SE Committee provides matching grants to clubs seeking support for projects.   See: Supporting the Environment Grant Application

ESRAG – Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group

A key partner in identifying suitable projects and developing joint-Rotary Club cooperation is ESRAG. Its publications tell of successful club projects around the world. All Rotarians are urged to register for subscriptions online.

Other sources: 

  • Local Colleges and Universities seeking hands-on support.
  • Established conservation organizations such as the U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency, The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Greenpeace, North American Association for Environmental Education, National Wildlife Federation and many more online.

Examples of ES Projects:

    K-12 school environmental education or hands-on sustainability project, tree planting, domestic and commercial water conservation, river and stream conservation and purity, natural land preservation, clean air, waste management, reducing carbon footprint, energy conservation, eliminating harmful refrigerants such as chlorofluorocarbon.

For information and to schedule a club presentation, contact:
Paul J. Quintavalla
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