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RI announces ‘Support The Environment’ as the 7th Area of Focus

7th Area of Focus
On June 25, Rotary International President Mark Maloney made this glorious announcement: "The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment." RI's full statement is here. You can also read the policy briefings ESRAG presented to...

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RI Trustees Announce Environment as Area of Focus: The Ball is in Our Court!

Ian and AOF Environment Announcement RI Assembly Jan. 2020
RI Trustees Announce Environment as Area of Focus: The Ball is in our Court! Karen D. Kendrick-Hands Call to Action: Support the work of the Foundation's Environmental Issues Taskforce and make a difference by completing this survey by Jan. 31, 2020. ESRAG Board's Position: We support the addition of the...

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ESRAG Carbon Offset Fund

I have offset my Carbon
Help create ESRAG’s Carbon Offset Fund! by Karen Kendrick-Hands, ESRAG Board Member Have you ever felt guilty about the carbon footprint of the air travel you undertake for Rotary? Have you ever bought carbon offsets with your airline ticket, and wished that Rotary offered an offset program that kept your...

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Packing my Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COP

Rulebook Consensus!
Packing My Bags and Unpacking the Katowice COP: Inspiration from the UN Secretary General. July 15, 2019 I began writing this blog post December 12, 2018 early in the morning of the last day, thinking of the trek to the conclusion of COP24 in the presence tense. We left before...

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ESRAG Events in Hamburg

ESRAG at the Rotary International Convention 2019 - Hamburg! June 1-5, 2019 Handwerkskammer (Chamber of Crafts), a few minute's walk from RiCon ESRAG Forum: A Guide to Inspiring Environmental Optimism Date - Saturday 1 June 2019 Time - 08:00-12:30 Cost – $74 US Rotarians, $40 US Rotaractors Registration deadline –...

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COP Blog Post 7

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Greta Thunberg: Speaking Truth to Power at COP24 UN Secretary General António Guterres seated next to 15-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who explained that while the world consumes an estimated 100 million barrels of oil each day, "there are no politics to change that. There are no politics to...

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