Rotary District 7170 began the development of an environmental sustainability plan in 2018.  On world environment day, June 5, 2020, the plan was made public through several club projects and media coverage.  The plan is available on the district web site under documents as “District Sustainability Report”.  The district has a 46-person Environmental Sustainability Committee representing Rotary and non-Rotary organizations and clubs.  All members of the district and community partners are welcome to join our mailing list by contacting Jeff Smith at  The plan is updated every June 5th
The Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) was initiated in 2015.  International participation in ESRAG has been accelerating.  Rotary made “Supporting the Environment” the seventh area of focus for the Rotary Foundation.  On July 1, 2021, clubs can consider Global Grants for environmental projects. 
Rotary District 7170 supports the ESRAG regional organization for Eastern North America from Canada to the Caribbean.  The organization meets regularly by zoom to promote projects and share best practices.  Our district has also held discussions with other districts on forming committees on the environment.