Rotary International recently added a seventh item to its official “Areas of Focus” — the environment.
The original six:
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
In support of the added focus, you can join fellow Rotarians from around the world for a multi-district conversation titled “Supporting the Environment: Project Ideas, Tools, and Resources You Can Use.” It’s a virtual event, scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday (April 17), via ZOOM.
Some of the ideas may be surprising, say the organizers, such as “Educating girls is ranked higher for protecting the environment than electric cars or solar power. Join us for this informative discussion to learn more about the issues, hear several examples of projects clubs already are undertaking, and be challenged to take steps both individually and as a club and/or district to help support our environment.”
Rich Griesche, 7190 District Governor, will emcee the event.
Advance registration is required for the free event. You can do that online by clicking here.