Celebrate World Environment Day

It’s been almost exactly six years since I connected threats to our natural environment to the power of Rotarians to be part of the solution. On a late spring day in 2013, I pondered the future of my six month-old granddaughter Claire.  What would her world would be like in 60 years when she was my age? Would she have the same opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature? Would she enjoy a finely-tuned ecosystem where the pollinating insects arrived just in time to service the apple blossoms, so there would be fruit in the fall? Would she recognize the calls and plumage of the birds who returned to nest and feed their youth who hatched in perfect sync with their insect food supply? In the past six years, human-caused risks to our ecosystem have accelerated.

Still the power of Rotary offers hope.

Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) leads the celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June. This year’s theme is Beat Air Pollution, and UNEP invited Rotary to join their party.

From a story by By Karen D. Kendrick-Hands, Past Chair & Director of Projects for the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG)

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