Following the workshop, Rotarians have been encouraged to follow the Rotary Vision to TAKE ACTION, which is of particular relevance to the climate crisis our world is facing. The full Rotary International Vision is:
Together we see a world
- where people unite
- and take action
- to create lasting change
- across the globe , in our communities and in ourselves
It was suggested that in Rotary clubs and communities, “taking action” could be establishing Climate Crisis working groups. These groups would meet regularly and strategize individual Rotary Club Climate Crisis action plans, that should include a number of achievable but ambitious climate crisis goals, which have impact and are sustainable. Some of these activities included raising awareness of the climate crisis within the Rotary family, on the ground actions like tree planting or starting a recycling hub, engaging local government on climate change issues, and identifying Climate Champions within local communities that can collaborate with the Rotary Climate Crisis Working Groups.