Protecting the Environment

Rotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy and planning for the future.


We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability and foster harmony between communities and the environment.

We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

Rotary's own charity, The Rotary Foundation, enables our members and their community partners to take action to protect the environment.

"Over the last 5 years, the Foundation has given over $18 million in grant funding to environmental-related causes."

Together, we:

  • Protect and restore land, coastal, marine, and freshwater resources
  • Enhance the capacity of communities to support natural resource management and conservation
  • Support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and aquaculture practices
  • Address the cause of climate change by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases
  • Strengthen ecosystems and communities affected by climate change
  • Support education initiatives that promote behaviour that protects the environment
  • Advocate for sustainable consumption to build an economy that uses resources more efficiently
  • Address environmental justice issues and public health concerns
Our District Environmental Action Team can support your work to protect and enhance our environment so please use the Contact Form on this page to get in touch.

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Protecting the Environment pages:

Environmental Projects near you

more ....examples of what's happening around the District

Young Environmentalist competition

more ...for young people of 7 - 17 (three age groups) to enter as individuals or in teams of 4 to present their solution to an environmental challenge.

ESRAG - Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group

more Rotary acts for the Environment. ESRAG is the catalyst. Together we protect the planet.

The Weird Fish Lady Blog

more Rotarian and Author - Gloria Barnett on all things environmental