Environmental

Rotarians are well aware of the Environmental problems facing Society, whether arising from climate change, pollution, water shortages, loss of habitat or other issues affecting the quality of life. Therefore, as Rotarians, we seek to make a difference by undertaking projects both locally and overseas which seek to benefit both the Environment and those members of society most at risk from environmental changes.

Recent work includes:-

  • Planting 3000 blue crocuses as part of the End Polio Now campaign on Baslow roundabout
  • Planting trees at Sheffield Manor Park
  • Tidying and litter picking several miles of the Trans Pennine Trail
  • Planting trees and crocuses at Lynwood Gardens
  • Helping plan a revamp of the courtyard garden at the Cheshire Home in Totley
  • Planting 200 trees at Castleton Camp

Like other committees, we find speakers relevant to our field, and have heard from The Friends of Porter Valley, The Beauchief Environmental Group, The East End Quality of Life Initiative, the Sheffield University Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, and a Longshaw Estate Ranger, as well as a presentation on Fracking.

We currently meet at 19.30 on Tuesday evening by Zoom. Restrictions permitting we plan to restart ‘real’ meetings during August - 18.30 at Abbeydale Sports Club, Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LJ. Please contact us for more specific information.