Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23

In his April 2023 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about protecting the environment during Rotary's Environment Month, and encourages us to plan events to protect the environment and to participate in the third Annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup along with hundreds of Rotary Clubs on both sides of the border that surround the Great Lakes .......... 

Dear fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and Earlyactors, April is here !!. 

April is Rotary Environment Month.

Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment.

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.

As people of action, Rotarians have been shaping the conversation on the environment for years, from addressing climate change that threatens entire food systems to fighting pollution that clogs our air and water. Rotarians are well-suited for the challenge. They use their connections to find creative solutions and take action to safeguard our vital resources. 

18.4 million USD in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related causes in the past five years through our support of community economic development and water, sanitation, and hygiene projects.

Rotary Foundation will enable our members and their community allies
to take action in these ways:

  • Protecting and restoring land, coastal, marine, and freshwater resources

  • Enhancing the capacity of communities to support natural resource management and conservation

  • Supporting sustainable agriculture, fishing, and aquaculture practices

  • Addressing the cause of climate change by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases

  • Strengthening ecosystems and communities affected by climate change

  • Supporting education initiatives that promote behavior that protects the environment

  • Advocating for sustainable consumption to build an economy that uses resources more efficiently

  • Addressing environmental justice issues and public health concerns

To learn what District 7070 Environmental Action Committee is doing please visit:


Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - Rotary Day of Service


Saturday, April 22nd (Earth Day), our 3rd Annual 'Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup' Event and A District wide Rotary Day of Service.  We will be joined by 100's of other Clubs from additional Districts surrounding the Great Lakes.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities.  Pull out your T-Shirt from last year, and sign-up.  In addition, please invite family, friends and neighbours to participate with us.  What a great opportunity for us to promote our 'Rotary Day of Service', where the goal is to involve 25% non-Rotarians.  We started an 'important' tradition two years ago, which is exciting to continue and build upon. For More information please contact - Dan Coombes - Chair GLWC (

Wish you a wonderful April.

Yours in Rotary,


Iosif Ciosa   District 7070 Governor, 2022-23