Goals for Earth Stewardship Certification
By utilizing suggestions below or creating a project in their clubs, Earth Stewards enlighten and educate on simple things clubs, families, communities and individuals can do to be better stewards of the earth. They draw awareness to the interconnections between what we do, and Rotary’s 6 areas of focus, mission and vision statements.
 
Levels of Certification:
Sagebrush: complete one action in any area
Whitepine: complete two actions in any area

Serviceberry: complete three actions in any area

 

L.E.A.F. Actions

Land
&
Water
- Your club's unique action
- Plant or maintain one tree or shrub for every member in your club
- Adopt a river, stream or riparian wetland
- Promote safe wastewater or storm water use
- Promote water conservation
- Organize a clean-up day
Education
- Your club's unique action
- Schedule two or more speakers on earth, water or air resources this year. Many combine business profitability with earth stewardship
- Brainstorm ways to host a low-waste event and share it with the ES Committee
- Participate in a project that helps educate girls locally or abroad (Rotary’s 6 areas of Focus & Project Drawdown)
- Have several club members take and report on their carbon footprint assessment results
Air
&
Energy
- Your club's unique action
- Increase the number of members who carpool, bike or walk to meetings
- Travel: incorporate teleconferencing, like Zoom, to host a speaker or hold two committee meetings
- Plant or donate trees to compensate for the pollution from an airplane trip
- Donate to RI projects that improve air quality and health like solar cookers, efficient stoves & lights or biogas units
Food
- Your club's unique action
- Reduce meeting and event food waste
- Offer plant-rich or vegetarian options for meeting meals and events*
- Distribute food waste from meetings, local grocers or restaurants to your local food banks, shelters or organizations where food can be used
- Reduce your club’s use of plastics
 

Register your club’s LEAF actions HERE

* Our mothers and doctors told us to eat our vegetables. Our clubs are more hospitable when we offer vegetarian options, especially for members and visitors with dietary restrictions. Now, we learn that eating a plant-rich diet is the 4th best way to reduce air pollution, AKA greenhouse gases.