A word from Holger Knaack, Rotary International President
Ready to help fix the planet?
Watch the videos submitted in our first contest and be inspired to take action for the environment.
Nobody can do everything.
But everyone can do something to help fix the planet.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Click here to see the winning videos
VIDEO CHALLENGE – BEGAN: 01.01.2021, ENDED: 31.05.2021
Winners announced World Environment Day – June 5th
6394 People have registered to vote/submit their projects
As Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors, you are no stranger to working to make the world a better place together with likeminded people.
Now we are facing a brand new set of challenges, helping fix the environment and the future for us all.
Rotary International has risen to that challenge by declaring a new seventh Area Of Focus – “Protecting the Environment”
In ESRAG – The Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group – we are working together to provide a platform for the Rotary family around the world to get engaged.
The challenge was to create a video, ideally seventy seconds long (but no more than 100 seconds), where you showed us an environmental project you are working with, have worked with, or are planning to work with.
Challenge your club members to do the same. Challenge everyone!
The more people see and get inspired from our films, the more we will all help fix the planet with this competition.
After the contest closed, our representative jury of the Rotary family selected a group of winners.
Ted Waghorne - ESRAG ANZPI
Following many years working in the mining industry and the rehabilitation of mines I am particularly interested in identifying positive actions to improve our environment. With the introduction of Rotary International’s new area of focus ‘Protecting the Environment’, I have been involved in setting up the ESRAG ANZPI chapter across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. I anticipate that the ifixtheplanet challenge will highlight much good work that has already been done but perhaps more importantly showcase examples that can be replicated across the globe. It will be exciting to review the contributions.
Lauren Urquhart – ESRAG Great Britain
Bilal Asghar – ESRAG Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East
John G. Mathers – ESRAG US West Coast
John is past president of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and a Climate Reality Project Leader. As co-chair of a Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) Network he is focused on clubs taking action as part of the Seventh Area of Focus, Protecting the Environment. John regularly presents to clubs about the climate emergency, its economic realities, and solutions any group can undertake.
Manisha Jain – ESRAG South Asia
We have the technology, resources, and capabilities to address and fix every issue on this planet. And protecting our environment starts with ourselves following the mantra Reduce, reuse, and recycle. From involving in Environmental RYLA, CZERO 2020 to #IFixThePlanet. Looking forward to inspiring ideas and projects to nurture our environment.
Carlos Montoya – ESRAG Latin America
Matt Render - ESRAG Caribbean
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