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ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS for OUR CLUBS

by ZOOM for the

time being

One possible first step to creating a club's environmental project is schedule one or more of the programs offered by ESRAG's District task force outlined below.

 
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Introduction to ESRAG

An introduction to the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group and how it can support our clubs in creating projects to fulfill the newest area of focus.

Contact Chuck Tomaselli to arrange a presentation to your club:  chuck.tomaselli@gmail.com 

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The DRAWDOWN SOLUTIONS

Learning about the available solutions to handling our environmental problems puts our work in a larger context and offers ideas and inspiration for our projects

Contact Peter Michel to arrange for a presentation to your club:  peter@petermichel.com

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The GREENING of CENTRAL NY

7150 has taken on a District tree planting project.  This presentation outlines the project and invites our clubs to join in.

Contact Chuck Tomaselli to arrange a presentation to your club:  chuck.tomaselli@gmail.com 

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LYME & TICK BORNE DISEASE 

A warming climate has led to the expansion of Lyme disease in our area.  This presentation focuses on the issue and actions we can take to reduce its impact

Contact Frank Mondi to arrange a presentation to your club:  docmond@aol.com

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REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

Industrial Agriculture and land use patterns contribute vastly to a warming planet.  Regenerative Agriculture can contribute to reversing this.  Explore ways we can encourage the latter.

Contact Peter Michel to arrange for a presentation to your club:  peter@petermichel.com

Environmental Programs given in the past:

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CLIMATE SMART
COMMUNITIES

A number of our clubs are in communities that participate in New York State's Climate Smart Communities program.  Find out how our clubs can encourage our communities to advance and benefit from their engagement.

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ONONDAGA EARTH CORPS

The Onondaga Earth Corps trains inner city youth in leadership and environmental action and has planted over 2,200 trees last year  and created rain gardens as part of Onondaga County's save the rain program.  Learn more about their work from their executive director - Greg Michel.

RCAT Network Library of Environmental Presentations 

The Rotary Climate Action Team  (RCAT) Network has a Library of Club Presentations on Environmental topics suitable for club meetings as well as a Library of Forum Presentations that are about an hour in length for further exploration.

An excellent video with great resouces
for climate action (11:28 minutes):

How To Turn Climate Anxiety Into Action (Ft. @Ankur Shah)