We are full of enthusiasm as this recently added Area of Focus - Supporting the Environment - underlies all six of Rotary’s established Areas of Focus:
Promoting Peace, Providing Clean Water and Sanitation, Fighting Disease, Saving Mothers and Children, Growing Local economies and Supporting Education.
This new Area also aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. And issues relating to the environment feature every day in the media and are an important focus for all levels of government in Australia. It is essential for Rotary to remain relevant and this Area will assist this and hopefully broaden Rotary’s appeal.
To begin with, our committee conducted  a survey of our members to learn how concerned they are about environmental sustainability issues generally, and what specific ones are of most concern. The data collected will help shape our future courses of action.
Projects we are currently considering are:
  • reducing the Club and individual members’ carbon footprint

  • engaging in clean-ups such as Clean-up Australia Day

  • Sycamore Blitz with Friends of Emerald Lake Park (FELP)

  • helping the Lions Club rehabilitate the Telopea Steps

  • adopting a road

  • assisting with feral rabbit management