Posted by Richard Manelis on Oct 05, 2020
Our speaker was Elliott Rittenberg of the Westborough Club. He spoke about ESRAG which stands for Environmental Service Rotary Action Group. 
A few years ago RI started forming Action Groups concentrating on specific areas….water resources, literacy, etc. The groups are made up of talented Rotarians around the world and each group is available in their area of specialty to advise and assist Rotary clubs and Districts on projects that require technical or other assistance.  RI's newest Area of Focus is Supporting the Environment.
On the local level, ESRASG is concentrating on a feral freon pilot program to collect CFC refrigerants for proper destruction.  CFC is the most potent damaging greenhouse gas. Collection points are being established around the globe.