Environmental activities

A key part of our work is to promote the environment and to encourage schools to become aware of the importance of their environment. We also support individual projects in several primary schools.

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National ‘Rodney Huggins Environmental Award’ :

this is the first time a national Rotary award has been given to Sudbury Rotary Club in its 67 year history. More details.

Rotary Gold Environment Award :

Sudbury Rotary Club was delighted to be awarded the prestigious Gold Environment Award. We are only the second club in District-1080 to achieve this high standard.  More details.

Projects with local primary schools :

now in its sixth year, in partnership with nature and wildlife groups around Sudbury, over 300 primary school children have attended educational visits to a number of local environmental and wildlife sites including Sudbury Common Lands, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, River Stour Trust, Arger Fen, Dawes Hall Nature Trust and Eden Rose Coppice Trust.  We have also recently begun to work with individual primary schools by providing funding and support for projects specific to the schools - find out more here.

Working with Eden Rose Coppice :

100 trees have been sourced by the club and donated by the Woodland Trust for planting along the boundary hedge of Eden Rose Coppice with the help of children from the Special Needs Unit at St. Gregory’s School.

A member of the Stour Valley Education Network (SVEN) :

a partnership of outdoor learning providers delivering education in the Stour Valley.   It is a forum for sharing ideas and best practice, and to encourage wider involvement in environmental education and outdoor learning in the area.

Planting 5,000 purple crocuses :

the crocuses demonstrate Rotary’s work in eliminating polio, with some local schools being visited and given an information pack and poster about ‘Help Rotary to End Polio’. Photos.

Environmental activities sub-pages:

Eager youngsters engaged in pond-dipping with the River Stour Trust

Schools' Nature and Environment Programme

more A summary of our environmental work with schools.

Crocuses in flower

Crocus Planting

more Working with local schools to inform about Rotary's 'End Polio' campaign.

Children 'pond-dipping' to learn about creatures living in the River Stour.

Stour Valley Education Network (SVEN)


Past President Gill Norton accepts the trophy from Rotary International  Vice-President Jennifer Jones

'Rodney Huggins' Environmental Award

more Sudbury Rotary Club's varied work in the community is richly rewarded

Gold Environmental Award

more A summary of the Club's environmental interests that has resulted in a Gold Environment Award