Supporting the Environment

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PP Cecilia Larita

It was in May of 2020 when the Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees and the Rotary International Organization Board of Directors unanimously adopted and approved the service activity “Supporting the Environment” as an addition to the existing Six Areas of Focus in Basic Rotary Service.

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Supporting the Environment is officially launched this July. Protecting the Environment as a service activity can be a subject of Global Grant.  Eligibility must conform with the following goals:

Protecting and restoring coastal marine and freshwater resources
Enhancing the capacity of the communities to support natural resource management and conservation
Supporting sustainable agricultural, fishing and aquaculture practices
Addressing  causes of climate change by reducing environmental pollution
Strengthening the eco-system and communities affected by climate change
Supporting education initiatives that promotes behavior that protects the environment
Advocating for sustainable consumption  to build an economy that uses resources efficiently
Addressing environmental justiciable issues and public health concerns

We can address the Support of the Environment with these activities:

Host a World Environment Day
Organize a clean-up of our environment
Measure and improve air quality
Monitor and improve water quality
Plant trees and restore forest
Connect with Nature
Help a community go solar
Build a community garden
Beat plastic pollution
Reduce our ecological footprint

The world is the only home for all of us.  The protection and conservation of a healthy environment for all is our concern.  It has an impact on everybody’s lives.  We must work together to help the only home we all have, the World and its Environment.