Supporting the environment becomes Rotary’s seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants. It joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.
Grant applications for projects will be accepted beginning on 1 July 2021. Gifts and commitments from Rotarians and others will be sought to provide global grant support for the new area of focus.
Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG) assists Rotary Clubs, districts and multi-districts in planning, implementing and evaluating service projects, building awareness, and inspiring action. These projects promote environmental sustainability, awareness of climate change, and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate climate disruption.
Formed in RY2018-2019. DAGES creates environmental awareness about issue prevalent in our society and communities, inspires actions, and assists in developing projects and initiatives to address these issues through Interact Clubs, Rotaract Clubs and Rotary Clubs.