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ESRAG & UNEP Handbook

ESRAG and UNEP World Environment Day Handbook


Rotarians are working hard to improve the lives of people all over the world by creating positive, lasting change in their communities and beyond. We are continuously striving to increase our impact by attracting new members and creating new opportunities to engage for the benefit of all. As such, we are pleased to introduce this World Environment Day handbook created by the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group, with input from UN Environment.

The state of the environment underpins, and has the power to impact, all six areas of focus. A vital component to humanity’s well-being, we increasingly need to recognize the environment’s elemental role in creating truly sustainable and lasting change. The opportunity to collaborate with UN Environment — the United Nations agency that serves as the global authority on the environment — is well-timed for those who want to make a difference at the local level. We hope to see Rotarians worldwide connect and implement many of the suggestions in this handbook. Our collective efforts will result in greater global impact. By helping to protect our natural world, we support all of our areas of focus — and take action to create positive, lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Barry Rassin, President,
Rotary International, 2018-2019

Mark Daniel Maloney, President,
Rotary International, 2019-2020


The content of the Handbook is the product of an extended collaboration with the Daniel Cooney, a former Rotary Peace Fellow and other members of the Communications staff of UN Environment, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and members of ESRAG's Division leadership team.  Christopher Puttock, ESRAG's Chair-Elect aided by Pat Armstrong, Director of Membership; Rachael Blair, our on-the-ground liaison in Kenya; Karen Kendrick-Hands, Director of Communications and Rick Randolph, Director of Projects. Larry Hands, Director of IT, assisted in collecting and polishing some of the images.


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Project Category: 
Transportation - clean
Tree planting
Sustainable economies
Storm surge
Solar energy
Air pollution
Disease control and prevention
Forests - preventing deforestation
Energy - renewable
Endangered species
Agriculture - sustainable