ROTARY HELPING SOLVE THE PLASTICS CRISIS
Its’ easy for all clubs to do this. As well as helping the environment, showing leadership on this topical issue will attract new people to Rotary. Sign up your club and do one of both of these two things:
1 – When planning club activities, for example a change over dinner, do a simple checklist to identify practical ways to reduce waste. Add the activity to your ‘Page’ so the global community can see it. Also, post any other activities your club does to look after the environment.
2 – On the 1st Saturday or Sunday of each month invite club members to meet to pick up plastics. Keep it simple – bring a bag to fill – 30 to 60 minutes (not all morning) – go for a coffee together afterwards – all so it’s a fun, easy, on-going community activity. Publicise it and invite the community to join you. Add the activity and a picture in your ‘Page’.
See the video below to set up your club and here is an example club Rotary Club of Corrimal
We also encourage a club representative to join ESRAG (only USD30). Then occasionally report to the club about Rotarian environmental activity around the world.
A donation is not required, but you may find this of particular interest double outcome of donations – you will notice several rotary clubs have sponsored those international projects.
You can download the video here: www.plasticfreeoceans.org/RotaryVideoIntro.zip
Only sign up as a Rotary Club/group if you are the nominated representative – otherwise sign up as a HERO and ‘Follow’ your club/group.