A Rotary first – Rotary Pledges to Protect Pollinators Throughout Ohio
In a show of unity, all five Rotary Districts throughout the state of Ohio have stated their intention to help “protect the little things that run the world” – our precious pollinators – by signing onto Operation Pollination. Recently, all five Rotary District Governors (backed by their respective boards) signed individual Districtwide Pollinator Resolutions that simply state two things: 1) pollinators are declining in numbers AND 2) Rotary can take action to help improve their dire state.
This is the first time in Rotary history where an entire state has collectively said, “Pollinators are important for the future health of our planet. Rotarians can help them!” Congratulations Ohio Rotarians!
Your Ohio District Governors respectfully request that ALL Club Presidents consider signing a Pollinator Pledge online at the web site above. It’s so simple. A few clicks and you’re done. PLEASE discuss ideas with your respective clubs, get buy-in, and sign the Pledge, so you’ll be ready to act.
Operation Pollination is an inclusive framework where everyone (Rotary and other organizations) is invited to participate. PLEASE use your incredible networking skills to recruit other organizations to join you and sign their own Pollinator Pledge. These organizations can be large or small, government or non-government, for profit or not-for-profit. EVERYONE.
Please also know that there is never any judgment about your project and that your signing a Pledge is based only on Rotary’s Four Way Test. No one will ever come to check up on your project. From planting three milkweed seeds to restoring a prairie (and everything in between), all projects are treated the same. No judgment. These projects are all based on your capability, capacity, and interest in pollinator protection.
ESRAG, Club Resources & Ideas
Plant Rich Diet Project
Increasing the amounts of fruits and vegetables we eat is one of the most effective actions we can take to reverse the effects of a warming planet.
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North has developed the Global 15-Day Plant-Rich Diet Challenge which is recorded here for you to try anytime. Check it out for recipes, cooking demonstrations, and presentations by climate scientists, medical doctors, and nutrition experts.
Carbon Footprint Application
Take the first step in in acknowledging your impact with this carbon footprint exercise at footprintcalculator.org