On June 25, Rotary International President Mark Maloney made this glorious announcement:

“The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.”

RI’s full statement is here.

“Thank you President Mark and the RI Board and Trustees for appreciating that healthy humans need a healthy planet. Rotary’s first project was an environmental one in Chicago.  

Now the 7th Area of Focus enables Rotarians to strive to make our world a healthy place for all life to live. Yes, Rotary Connects the World and now Rotary Opens Opportunities. This is a call to action.  We have much work to do in economic, cultural AND environmental sustainability. GoRotary.” 

Christopher F. Puttock ESRAG Chair (2019-2021)

You can also read the policy briefings ESRAG presented to Rotary’s Environmental Issues Task Force as they began their confidential deliberations in February.