Examples of projects involving the Trust
NEW Sustainable Earth Lab Science Kit
for 10 years old and upwards.
Generated much interest at the Trust New Orleans RI Convention booth.
Great prize for a Rotary Club Award to Young People, or to introduce the principles of Sustainability to classroom teaching, or for a thoughtful gift.
Solar Cookers for South African Townships - 2010.
Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, Re-forestation.
Integrated Solar Cooking
String Bags: A perfect Club project.
One million plastic shopping bags are used world-wide every MINUTE, all made from oil..!
Example of Sustainability Principles in Business
NEW Sustainability E-Booklet.
A guide for the un-guided. Stand out from the crowd, make your own decisions, learn the facts.
Click here to view the Sustainability Booklet.
Examples of Rotary Club and District projects
NEW Mt Kilimanjaro Re-forestation Grant Presentation.
At a presentation at Sheffield Rotary Club, on 4th February 2013, The Sustainability Trust awarded a grant of US$1,000 (£625) to Rombo Mkuu Rotary Club, via UK-based charity Sustainable Global Gardens, for a competition in which 25 schools will each plant 1,000 trees in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Click here to download the report.
Mt Kilimanjaro Re-forestation Report - Summary Version.
This 2-page summary explains the huge project benefits for glacier protection, the environment and the local economy in this part of Tanzania. The Sustainability Trust has established a partnership with local Tanzanian Rotary Clubs and the UK development charity ‘Sustainable Global Gardens’ to implement a major tree-planting & forest restoration project in Kilimanjaro Region. We appeal for your Club’s support. Our target is to raise £4,000 = US $6,000.
Click here to download the summary project report.
Your Club can help create a massive movement for change by making Climate Week happen where you are. Get your Rotary Club to organise an event or encourage other community groups and/or local schools to run an event during Climate Week – March 12-18 2012. Pick up LOTS OF GOOD IDEAS from this Sustainability Trust website!
Plant trees during the Jubilee year.
Individual trees, small copses, traditional hedgerows and tranquil woodland are important features in Britain’s villages, towns and cities.
This spring, the Woodland Trust is offering FREE packs of trees to schools and community groups in the RIBI area, as part of a big vision to see 6 million trees planted during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year. February 2012 starts the year with an ambition to plant 1 million trees during the month the Queen came to the throne, creating a lasting legacy for generations today and in the future. In celebration, each tree pack contains a Royal sapling which will grow into a mighty commemorative oak. APPLY TODAY for your FREE Club Tree Pack. Click here for the full details.
Rotary Club of Santo André-Norte, in the São Paulo Area, Brazil has created quite a following on LinkedIn, the business connecting website.
Club President Atila Bru offered to dedicate free-of-charge each of 900 trees the Club is planting, in the name of a Rotary Club notified to him through LinkedIn. A plaque named for the Club will be attached to each tree.
Club members from all over the world have sent messages asking for a tree to be named for their Club.
'Green Plus' from Rotary District 5130
This is the PERFECT model for an easy-to-follow Club Carbon Reduction project.
Calistoga Rotary Club in D.5130 has done all the work to design and set out how each Club member can live more sustainability, save money and leave a fair legacy to the generations that follow us.
Days of Change
A Carbon Calculating and Money-Saving Project originated by Rotary Club of Perth.
Close the Doors
A Local Store Energy Campaign in East Hampton, New York, by The Sustainability Trust
Click here to see the letter from the Trust to the Village Mayor asking that local shops be made to close their doors to retain summer air-conditioning and winter heat.
Your Rotary Club could adapt this letter for local use.
The Babylon Project
Grow Food Efficiently, a project by Rochdale Rotary Club, D.1280, England
Growing vertically where resources are at a premium.
Click here to visit the website link.
Understanding Climate Change Ltd
A non-profit corporation established by Mission Valley Rotary Club, D.5430 California.
A great source of information specifically for Rotarians that explains climate science in easy-to-understand terms. Headings include:
Your Green Future
A Conference Organised with Rotary District 1100 Support.
Click here to download the project sheet.
The Monarch Sister Schools Program (MSSP) - Butterfly Protection for Declining Species
An initiative to involve school children in relevant parts of North America in the protection and restoration of the habitat of the Monarch butterfly.
It is supported by the Rotary Clubs of Baltimore City (MD), College Park (MD), and Washington, DC.