Environmental Project Group

Improving and raising awareness of the environment

The Environmental Project Group is responsible for the following projects on behalf of the Club -



Trees in Memoriam

This very successful programme will continue

Bicycle Recycling

Resurrection Bikes has requested assistance with collecting cycles in Ripon and Wetherby. We are currently contacting the respective Rotary Clubs to see if they can help whilst we will collect in Harrogate and Knaresborough. 

Carbon Offset Scheme

The tree planting at Dallowgill is planned for Autumn 2017.

Great Britain Spring Clean

Proposed to support again in March 2018.

Scholars Wood

Liaison with Harrogate Borough Council has achieved registration of Scholars Wood as woodland, and it is now eligible for grant funding for its management and upkeep.

Earth Hour

Planned for March 2018 at Ascot House Hotel.

Christmas Tree Collection

This project will take place again for Christmas 2017 to raise funds for Horticap and local charities.

Purple4 Polio

Around 9000 purple crocus corms have been ordered for planting in the autumn with the help of Open Country and local schools. The location being on the Stray near to Walkers Passage.

Little Cricketers Prep School

Have established a wood and have asked for help with building perimeter fencing with a gate. 

Derek Moore Garden (Harrogate District Hospital)

Owing to the refurbishment of the café, the garden will be closed for a couple of months. The planned tidying-up and replanting works will be undertaken the café reopens in the autumn.

Plant a Tree

During 2017- 18 each Rotarian is encouraged to plant a tree as part of RIBI Environmental Sustainability Group initiative. The cost per tree is £2.50 and one can buy more than one tree, but it is purely voluntary.

Rotary Centenary Wood

Harrogate Spring Water have been granted outline planning approval for an extension to the bottling plant which will cause a loss of trees and have a negative effect on the biodiversity. Their Planning Consultants have agreed to liaise with the Rotary Club, Zero Carbon Harrogate and The Pinewoods Conservation Group to agree the future planting on and off site.

Clean Air Initiative

Early stage scheme work has commenced with a view to targeting schools and possibly areas where traffic regularly queues to encourage motorists to stop idling and turn off their engines. The slogan being considered for schools is “Kill your engine save your child”.

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