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Because making a difference matters. Because everything starts with change.
Let’s Preserve Planet Earth together.

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Rethink, Re-purpose, and Recycle

The District 5060 Environmental Sustainability Committee is dedicated to sharing relevant information and helping Rotarians connect with like-minded individuals at the local level, across the district and beyond with the goal of supporting sustainable initiatives that help preserve our planet Earth and ensure there's "enough, for all, forever".
District 5060 Environmental Stewardship
The move from single use to multi use products.
  • Are straws really needed?
  • Plastic bag alternatives and the re-use of plastic bags
  • Reuse-able plastic wrap
  • Plastic free grocery shopping
  • Bring your own… jars, coffee mugs, takeout containers, etc.
  • Try our re-fill stations for shampoos, laundry soap, dish soap, etc.
  • Why water from plastic bottles isn’t as good as water from your tap
  • Reusing your most used throw away products and making something new (ie. coffee bags)
  • and so much more...
The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary Internatinoal Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus:

Supporting the Environment!

Sustainable and environmental ideas to inspire
A Resource library of projects to get your club motivated and going green. (COMING SOON)
Do you have any environmental practices or projects Rotarians have done in your club you would like highlighted? Or club events that have improved their environmental impact? Send your project to us today to help build out our resources library to inspire other clubs.
Now let’s get started.
How-to-guide for sustainable environmental projects. (COMING SOON)
Wondering how your club can get involved?
Let’s celebrate Earth day, Rotarian style.

Join us in celebrating Rotary Environmental Day - April 22.
Why not organize a community clean up?
This site page will highlight the work of the new District 5060 Environmental Sustainability Committee. 

For the last several years Rotarians have submitted proposed bylaw changes to the Rotary International Council on Legislation to strengthen Rotary’s commitment to protecting the environment in recognition that healthy landscapes are a factor in maintaining healthy communities.  To that end, District 5060 has created the Environmental Sustainability Committee to help District 5060 Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, Rotaractors and Interactors succeed in their efforts to conduct projects that emphasize healthy soil, water, air, and plant & animal species. Our motto is “Rethink the Seven R’s” (Refuse, Reduce, Replenish, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, and Recover).  In the coming months we will have much to say that will help you and your club “Rethink” what Rotary can do to create healthy landscapes and healthy communities.  Please help us spread the word that your district is fully engaged in protecting the environment using strengths unique to Rotary and Rotarians.  As this is a new mission and committee of District 5060, please check back frequently for updates and opportunities for you and your club to engage with us.  Our purpose is to be an effective resource for your environmental projects and to be a vehicle for spreading the word of your environmental project success stories!

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