Posted by Nilam Bedi, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

With Environmental Sustainability taking root within Rotary as the 7th Area of Focus, Rotary has designated April 2024 as the Environment Month. Check the link below to see what Rotarians around the world are doing to improve the health of planet.

Within District 7070, most clubs are participating in the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup. On Saturday April 27, 2024, thousands of Rotarians & Non-Rotarians alike, on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border will roll up their sleeves to collect refuse along the shoreline, and innumerable waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin......

The Earth is significant as a call for action for inhabitants of the world. However, environmental action need not be limited to Earth Day or the Environment Month. These actions need to become a habit. Rotarians in District 7070 are active in a whole range environmental actions. Some examples include:

  • Nature walks, couple with clean-ups of trails and lakeshores

  • Scrap metal and e-waste fundraiser

  • Food waste reduction projects

  • Plant-based diet challenges

  • Rain barrels to promote awareness about water

  • Tree planting

  • Pollinator gardens

  • Calculating carbon footprint savings through various actions

  • Partnering with schools and community groups

  • Plastic free month challenge

  • Environmental minute at weekly meetings

  • Working with municipalities to remove invasive species

How can you help?

Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors can help move the yardsticks on environmental action in District 7070 in several ways:

  1. Continue conversations within your club and community about the environment.

  2. Share ideas with the District 7070 Environmental Action Committee (EAC) about your club’s activities.

  3. Reach out to us if you need a speaker on an environmental topic at your club, if you have any other question or would like to collaborate with other clubs.

  4. Check the EAC page on the District website for updates.:


Contact details:

Nilam Bedi

Chair, Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee