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

This project has now been taken over by Resurrection Bikes based in Harrogate.  Their web address is www.resurrectionbikes.org.uk and their telephone number is 01423 593103.

Carbon Offset Scheme

The tree planting programme continues

Great Britain Spring Clean

Planned for Scholars Wood, Jennifields Drive, Harrogate for Saturday 6th April 2019 from 10am to 12 noon

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 25th March 2019 at Ascot House Hotel.

Christmas Tree Collection

This project took place again for Christmas 2018 to raise funds for Horticap and local charities.  The areas covered are The Saints and Almsford from M & S southwards to the left of Leeds Road. Leaflets were distributed in advance to those who were to be included in the collection.  Regrettably we do not have the resources to collect from other addresses. It is intended to repeat this programme in 2019. 


Purple4 Polio    

Around 9000 purple crocus corms were planted in the autumn with the help of Open Country and local schools on the Stray near to Walkers Passage.


Derek Moore Garden (Harrogate District Hospital)

The planned tidying-up and replanting work has been carried out.

Plant a Tree

Each Rotarian is encouraged to plant a tree as part of Rotary GB&I Environmental Sustainability Group initiative. The cost per tree is £2.50 and one can buy more than one tree.  Thousands of trees have been planted by the club over the years, sometimes with the help of local schoolchildren, in this case assisted by the mayor!



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.

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)