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The Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore announces its new climate change initiative at its Project R meeting on Zoom Tuesday 07 December 2021, ready for Christmas.

Rotary World Savers is an encyclopaedia of environmental actions, backed up by informative articles, that anyone can do to help ‘save the world’. The initiative shares one positive action per week, providing a clear direction on how we can all have a positive impact on the environment. 

The project brings together like-minded people who are concerned about climate change, and answers the question ‘What can I do about climate change, plastic, and other environmental issues?’ There are actions for children, families, schools, house owners and landlords and businesses, with articles covering everything from recycling tips to larger projects but concentrating mainly on simple things everyone can do at little or no cost.

Rotary World Savers also aims to create a feel-good factor in everyone by helping them feel that they are part of a larger team who are actively making a difference. Those who are concerned about the environment don’t need to be a Rotarian to take part. Everyone is welcome to sign up for free to enhance their understanding of climate change issues and, through collective action, make a difference to the way we humans are impacting on our environment and ecosystems. 

Mike Folly, President of Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club said “It’s probably the most valuable present anyone can give to everyone at the moment! The need for action on climate change is the most pressing and urgent issue facing mankind at present, we all know it, but seem powerless to do anything about it as individuals! By becoming a Rotary World Saver anyone can find out more about how we can help and by taking action along with other like minded people we will make a difference. And as our critical mass grows, we will gain a very powerful voice that everyone will need to listen to carefully!”

He also revealed that The Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have stepped up to be the project’s s lead sponsor and supporter. “Without them we could not have got this project on the road. Their support and help are invaluable and their mission to become an environmentally friendly organisation is an example to any business!”

Anyone can be a Rotary World Saver, just register for free today.

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Information for editors

Reporters are very welcome to join the launch Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82572614378

  • Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change  across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
  • Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 46,000+ clubs work together to:
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Protect the environment

The idea for this project came from a conversation between Mike Folly and David Head who created 365actions.org – a web site which publishes an action per day to help individuals to alleviate the effects of mankind on climate change during 2021 – about how it could be taken to a wider audience to increase its impact. 365action.org will be subsumed into Rotary World Savers on 31st December, but it remains an amazing encyclopaedia of climate change actions which any Rotary World Saver will be able to access on joining and hence an important reference for all teachers, scout/guide leaders or any other organisation who wishes to collectively concentrate on one specific action at a time.

The first action of 2022 will be published on Wednesday 05 January, and will be followed on each subsequent Wednesday.

There will be a follow up launch face to face in January where we will concentrate on the value of using Rotary World Savers to drive everyone’s New Year Resolutions!

Mike Folly
President
Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club
mikefolly@btinternet.com

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