As most of you know by now, The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.
Supporting the environment joins peacebuilding and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.
Over the past several years, more than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has gone towards environment-based projects. Now with this approved and added area of focus, grant applications for projects will be accepted from 1 July 2021.

From a communications perspective, this is a great time to work on proactive story mining.
As Rotary’s Sr. Coordinator in Communications and Public Relations I am on the lookout for stories we can promote to an external audience via social media, newspapers, magazines, radio and television.

When the time is right, I’d like to try and assist Rotary members in placing stories in media and hopefully spread the word.
If you’ve heard about any environment initiative projects in progress (started or starting as a result of the new area of focus) or become aware to please keep me informed of any such projects as they become available.
For further information and to let me know of any stories contact me at