As part of Blog Action Day, today's post is about Rotary's efforts to improve the environment.
Unfortunately, I do not have the time to give full accounting of the positive impact that Rotary is having on the environment. Rotary clubs around the world are involved with projects like safe drinking water, sanitation, tree planting, soil and water conservation and so much more.
If your club is involved in a project that has environmental impact, make sure people know about it. If you find that you cannot name at least 5 local or international projects that really set your club apart (not counting check-writing - I mean real, hands-on projects), consider some project focused on improving the environment. That could be something as simple as planting a tree for each guest speaker, doing litter cleanup along a busy street or highway or conducting educational programs in your local school.
Some clubs stay away from environmental projects because they are reluctant to get involved in political arguments about global warming. Don't let that stop you. Find something you can agree on. After all, clean water, breathable air, a little shade in the summertime and a little beauty are good for all of us - and our future.
Every club needs a variety of signature projects to appeal to a diverse membership base. How could the environment be part of what your club is known for?