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Past Rotary International Ian Riseley - a driving force behind Rotary's adoption of the Environment as the 7th Area of Focus - is the keynote speaker for our fall kick-off Climate Cafe, presented by the Environmental Action Group.

This will be an interactive question & answer session.  Please submit questions to Sue Peghiny by September 20th by clicking HERE. Questions not previously submitted may be answered if time permits.

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During his tenure as RI President in 2017-2018 Mr. Riseley made the case that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service.

Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone, Riseley said. “They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility. Yet environmental issues rarely register on the Rotary agenda,” he said.

Environmental degradation is one of the major threats listed by the UN’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.

Riseley added, “The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary’s concern. It is, and must be, everyone’s concern.”