The Ocean Summit, which was held in Cardiff Bay in 2018 during the Volvo Round the World Yach Race highlighted the immense damage that plastic is doing to our seas and oceans. These are the lungs of the planet, generating 50% of our oxygen, absorbing 30% of the CO2 emissions and providing half the world's population with their primary source of protein, fish.
We will work with other Rotary clubs and organisations to ensure that we play our part in a co-ordinated campaign in support of the Government of Wales' aim to make Wales a world leader in eliminating single use plastic and ultimately restoring our oceans to good health.
We sponsored the second World Ocean Day seminar at the International White Water rafting centre in June 2019 and we ensure that our members are aware of this issue in their day to day lives. Over 80% of micro-plastic comes from river systems and so we have also supported the Cardiff Rivers Group volunteers as they maintain the banks of the River Taff and River Ely.
In 2020 Rotary International added the Environment as its 7th Area of Focus.
more Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable. In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children
more A £60,000 Rotary Foundation Global Grant between Cardiff Bay Rotary and Rotary clubs in Pune, India, led by the new, all female, Rotary Club of Pune Inspira, is addressing the challenge of safe disposal of sanitary napkins.
more We have actively supported Microfinance projects through Kiva since 2012 and our investment of US$ 3,250 has been re-lent time and again in 550 loans totalling US$14,000. In addition US$ 750 has been donated to local primary schools for the same purpose.
more A Rotary initiative from Southern Wales which funds travel costs for volunteer doctors and other healthcare workers to treat patients and train other medical staff in the developing world.
more Shelterbox was formed by Rotarians in Cornwall to provide immediate disaster relief to families who have lost everything. It provides immediate shelter and the tools to survive and restore dignity while people rebuild their lives.
more We have a £3,500 stake in this District wide project, together with 20 other clubs, to re-equip the Anilao community in the Philippines with 50 motorised fishing vessels.
more This is the MS Ramaiah Medical Teaching Hospital where our Jaipur Limb project was undertaken to fit 948 new limbs and improve the quality of life for the donees and their families.
more We have reserved funds for an International Peace Project to coincide with the Rotary International President's Peace Conference in February 2018
more The gift of a shoebox that contains toys, toiletries, educational items or household goods is a drop of happiness to the people of Eastern Europe who live in a world of poverty. For many, it will be the first present that they have ever received.