Environmental Sustainability

Nevada City Rotary is proud to form our Club/s Environmental Sustainability Committee in conjunction with The Rotary Foundation's official launch of the Focus on Supporting the Environment.    

Return to this page for new resource references as the Environmental Sustainabilty Committee expands its focus.

PRIP and TRF Trust Chair Ian Riseley spoke to Nevada City Rotary in July 2021 on Rotary's decision to add a seventh Area of Focus. He repeatedly referenced The Rotary Foundation newly published Areas of Focus Policy statement for each of its seven areas of focus. Pages 18-21 outline policies for the Environment.

Areas of interest for the Environmental Sustainability Committee

1. Circular economy Circular economy

Source: Closing the loop: The why and who of the Circular Economy at #SB16bcn


Starbucks Cup to Starbucks Cup - Circular Economy Partnership Model

Source Sustana Group https://www.sustanagroup.com/about-us/

Source: https://www.drawdown.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/Drawdown_Graphic_SourcesSinks01.pdf

2. Recycling

Recycling systems locally and around the world are broken.  We are examing targetted options for recycling that address specific high volume, frequently used products. 

Companies that we are researching include TerraCyle

TerraCycle® is a social enterprise Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. In 21 countries, we tackle the issue from many angles. We have found that nearly everything we touch can be recycled and collect typically non-recyclable items through national, first-of-their-kind recycling platforms.

Waste Management: What Can Be Recycled: Recycling Guide

Locally Waste Management provides a downloadable (pdf format) What Can Be Recycled: Recycling Guide on their website. "To find out more, please reference these guidelines and common myths based on science, research and collaboration with industries, agencies and other organizations. ...Help spread the word about what is or isn’t recyclable curbside and why."

Learn more at WM Recycle Right. https://www.wm.com/us/en/recycle-right

3. Climate Change

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group - ESRAG and Project Drawdown are collaborating to attack Climate Change.