ROTARY'S NEW FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY
Rotary now has sustainability as a new area of focus. That's big news for Rotary and sustainability. Also, it will attract more new and younger members - that's already happening. Sustainable Social's founder is a Rotarian, hence a category exclusively for Rotary.
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3 things your club can do to immediately deliver on the new area of focus:
- Have a club member be your sustainability representative and give a short monthly report sharing examples of Rotary sustainability activities.
- Sponsor a member to join ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group) - it's only $30. Their newsletter keeps your club up to date.
- Two or more members meet at 8:00 AM on the 1st Saturday of each month and go for an hour walk to pick up some plastics. Two is a start - it will grow. Invite the community and likely you will gain new members. The key is to keep it simple and inviting - an hour is plenty and go for a coffee afterwards. Fun and great fellowship. Of course, observe local COVID practices. A small patch on the planet will have less plastic and wildlife protected because of your club. So simple for 1000s of clubs doing monthly walks keeping millions of plastics out of our waterways.
Your club then has: 1. sustainability in its structure, 2. a regular inflow of information, 3. a community focused project. It's that easy. Imagine - every club committed to that at their next meeting - and very soon 30,000 clubs are delivering on the new Rotary focus. Let's all Rotarians be part of a more sustainable world.
Perhaps, form a sustainability committee and consider other projects. Maybe apply the 5 point sustainability checklist to club activities. Even an occasional press release to engage your community.
Sustainable Social helps you share with members and the community. It's free and to start only needs one member to sign up and add general and environmental information to a page (newsletters/agendas/videos/links etc). Here is an example page Rotary Club of Corrimal. Below is a video with an insight into the features your page can have.
For a limited period, we will create your page for you – send details including web and social media links and we will set that up ready for you to publish.
We understand Rotary's charitable purposes. So, in your Page you can hide the Sustainable Social donate button and add your button in the contacts panel to direct visitors where you want them to go.