Biodiversity and Carbon Capture

Clubs can add to local biodiversity and reduce CO2 levels by carbon capture in many ways.  These very visible projects can at the same time spread awareness of environmental issues and the way in which Rotary can work with communtities.

Tree Planting

Tree Planting is a relatively simple environmental intitiative which can also make a significant contribution to mitigating climate change by carbon capture.  It is one of the key themes of ESRAG GBI.  If done locally young trees can be procured in the form of “whips” from the Woodland Trust and funding for tree planting can be secured from the Tree Council when working with young people.   The Queens Green Canopy is a major initiative which can also provide support.  Guidance on tree planting can be found in ESRAG’s Heart for Trees project.

Tropical tree planting can make a greater contribution to carbon capture, because of the much faster rate of growth there and can also provide wider socio-economic benefits by contributing to the local economy.  Sustainable Global Gardens and Treekly are two projects that are run by Rotarians and can be supported by clubs or individuals.

Planting for Pollinators

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