Eco-Action Ideas

Photo of Shawnigan Lake as seen from Old Baldy Mountain – Jennie Stevens, February 2022

We invite you to browse our evolving list of activities and resources, including stories of Rotary projects that have inspired us. Please stay in touch and send us your ideas too!

From Right to Left: EcoClub members Gordie and Karen are pictured here on a guided hike to our local Koksilah Grove to discuss current forestry practices – led by Pam, Molly and Chelsea from Mosaic Forest Management (May 2022)
Our EcoClub benefits from the knowledge shared by the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG)
“Ecosystem restoration in a biodiversity hotspot: How Rotary is helping the UN with the Decade of Restoration” (Includes Project Evaluation Criteria in a helpful wheel format)
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Litter Lures Wildlife!

Mark your calendars for this year’s
“Hearts in Action”
on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am – 2pm

More details coming soon!

download our ecoclub’s *clean up event* CHECKLIST OF IDEAS

We’re Launching a Community Clean Up Day!

We salute our Litter Heroes! This year we are planning a collaborative effort between our local schools and community groups, to make sure our roadsides, parks and trails get some TLC!

Check out our ROTARY ECOCLUB CLEAN UP CHECKLIST for ideas on how to launch an event like this in your community!

Advocating for Park Land for Shawnigan

On the front page of the January 2022 edition of the Shawnigan Focus newspaper, you can learn more about the letter writing campaign to support the preservation of this land with trails as part of the CVRD’s Old Baldy Community Park.

EcoClub Hike of “Block 228”

On Saturday, February 26th, 2022 we were guided on an epic adventure through this special 350-acre Crown parcel of land, by knowledgeable locals Jennie and Bruce Stevens. In addition to the beautiful old growth trees and views of Salt Spring Island and Old Baldy Mountain, we stopped to rest and take in vivid stories about the work of the Fairy Creek Forest Defenders – deepest thanks to our Guest Speaker (and talented musician!) Hannah Gallacher.

News from Rotary International

We are People of Action!
  • Leveraging expertise with AshokaRotary’s partnership with Ashoka brings together the vision of Ashoka’s social entrepreneurs with the local expertise of Rotary members to inspire innovation that can solve problems, create leaders, and
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic's initial U.S. wave in 2020, Detroit, Michigan, was one of many cities where first responders and medical personnel needed more personal protective equipment. A Rotary club in India learned about the situation and contacted its longtime partner, the Rotary Club of
  • For a long time, the incredible amount of knowledge within Rotary that could help clubs create more effective and sustainable projects was scattered and difficult to access. The creation of district resource networks has remedied that.People can think of the resource networks as "in-house
  • Rotary and Habitat for Humanity International attract the same kind of service-minded people, and the partnership between these organizations encompasses an array of areas where housing intersects with Rotary's main causes.This includes access to clean water and sanitation, community
  • Addressing conflict through a grassroots process that puts people at the center and involves the whole community is a way to create lasting change — and the approach that’s the basis of the partnership between Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International.MBBI collaborates with
  • Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the Dominican Republic, the United States, Romania, Germany, and Australia.
  • A Rotary club in Uganda, whose members are all women, uses microloans to help invest in their community.
  • Visitors to Melbourne, site of the Rotary International Convention, will encounter an abundance of culinary, cultural, sports, and shopping options.
  • A convoy of 40 ambulances wound its way from Slovakia to Kyiv, bringing the critically needed vehicles to Ukrainian government officials.
  • Rotary and WHO’s World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond event in Geneva, Switzerland, brought health experts together to share updates, exchange