50 Leading Clubs Supporting the Environment

Clubs within Rotary South East that are Supporting The Environment

Maidstone Riverside litter pick along the River Medway during the Great British Spring Clean 2021
Maidstone Riverside litter pick along the River Medway during the Great British Spring Clean 2021

Clubs With Environment Leads

Rotary clubs appoint an Environment Lead to ensure a proper focus is given to Protecting The Environment; someone to develop a club policy on Environmental Sustainability and develop environmental goals for their clubs.

Rotary South East clubs leading the way; having appointed Environment Leads for 2022-2023, include:

  • Ashford
  • Beckenham
  • Bexhill
  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Canterbury Forest of Blean
  • Chatham
  • Chestfield
  • Chislehurst
  • Dover
  • Edenbridge & Westerham
  • Folkestone Channel
  • Gibraltar
  • Gravesend & Meopham
  • Gravesham with Ebbsfleet
  • Isle of Thanet Sunrise
  • Langley Park
  • Maidstone Riverside
  • Minster on Sea
  • North Downs
  • Orpington
  • Orpington Crofton
  • Ravensbourne
  • Rye and Winchelsea
  • Strood
  • Sittingbourne Invicta
  • St Leonards on Sea
  • South Foreland
  • Three Castles of Deal
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Weald of Kent
  • West Wickham
  • Whitstable

Club Environment Plans For 2022-2023

  • Inviting club members to form an Environment Team
  • Reviewing club activities to ensure compliance with the principles of environmental sustainability
  • Incorporate an Environmental impact assessment when planning every club activity
  • Invite and share speakers to discuss Environmental Sustainability
  • Promote community awareness and importance of environmental sustainability
  • Initiate one or more projects to enhance the environment
  • Engage the local community to project Rotary's commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Work closely with local council and link into council run environment events
  • Working with High Street traders in eliminating single use plastics

Specific environmental activities planned include:

Wild flowers gardens

  • Be part of a green recovery with free trees from the Woodland Trust

  • Recycling projects - crisp packets, printer ink cartridges, laptop computers etc.

  • Litter collections - rivers, beach, parks - Great British Beach Clean (16th-25th Sept 2022)
  • Creating wild flower gardens for the pollinators
  • Developing an Environment webpage on club websites
  • Using social media to advocate biodiversity and environmental sustainability
  • Issuing a monthly Environment Newsletter
  • Supplying schools with Environmental resources
  • Building ponds to increase animal and plant diversity

(Main photo with permission from Rotary Club of Maidstone Riverside)

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Maidstone Riverside litter pick along the River Medway during the Great British Spring Clean 2021

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