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2021 Ricon Precon



The New Environment: The Annual Symposium of ESRAG RICON 2021   Friday, June 11

On the eve of Rotary’s Virtual 2021 International Conference, ESRAG proudly presents an international symposium featuring ten eminent speakers on topics from biodiversity to net zero emissions.  This 7-hour Symposium starts Friday 11 June 8:30 am Taipei and repeats on Friday 11 June 8:30 am New York.

The talks, which illustrate the diversity of goals which Rotarians can address under RI’s new Environment Area of Focus, will be presented twice as a Zoom webinar, first in Taipei time (CST) and then in New York time (EDT), both sessions beginning at 8:30 am. ESRAG Board Chair Dr. Christopher Puttock and Communications Chair Dr. Patricia Armstrong will serve as co-hosts, welcoming you at 8:30 am and offering insights at 3:00 pm on the opportunities for Rotarians.   

Register here! 

Your registration enables you to attend any session that interests you, in either broadcast.

Session 1:  Planetary Health (9:00-10:00 am)   Session 2: Biodiversity (10:00-11:00 am). Session 3: Clean Energy. (11:00 - noon).  Session 4: Circular Economy (1:00-2:00pm) Session 5: Be Well/Resilience (2:00-3:00 pm)

Here are the speakers and their topics:

Presenters: Dr. Tamara Galloway, Microplastics; Dr. Toddi Steelman, Fire Ecology; Dr. Anand Kumar, Biodiversity Loss; Dr. Bruce French, World Foods; Dr. Nathan Thomas, Solar Installations; Dr. Joy Huang, Alternate Energy; Brian Braginton-Smith, Connected Communities; Ebru Debbag, Textiles; Dr. Geetha Jayaram, Plant-Rich Diets; and Dr. Sibyl Anwander, Net Zero Emissions