Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

Wed 12th September 2018 at 12.50 - 14.00

Malcolm Rooney, District Environmental Officer expalined what Rotary hopes to do. Rotaract President Kimberley Baird was also welcomed to the meeting.

District Environment Officer, Malcolm Rooney from the Rotary Club of Kirriemuir spoke to members of the Rotary Club of St Andrews on Wednesday past.


Malcolm spoke about Climate Change and Sustainability. He urged members to see themselves as guardians of creation, caring for the world we know to pass on as an inheritance to future generations. 


He spoke about the complex global issue like Climate related Refugees, the acidification of the Oceans, food and water shortages and resource depletion.


Nationally Malcolm drew attention to increasing temperatures and extremes of weather and looked to some of the implications for St Andrews. The threat of costal erosion had serious golf course related implications; there was concern that buildings would be affected by weather extremes; doubt if drains could accommodate severe flooding; and the threats to buildings from cliff collapse caused by rising sea levels.


He urged Rotarians to set a community lead by

       Increasing Recycling

       Reducing home energy use 

       Careful consumerism, buying from sustainable resources and locally where possible

       Reducing Food Waste

       Making sustainable living choices

       Developing their Personal Knowledge Base

He believed that concern for the Environment should be both a  political guide and also a Rotary Priority


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Ref: 684 | Comment Date/Time: 2018-08-29 05:34:13 | By: Gozel Sadykova from Turkmenistan | From:

Comment: Dear Mr. Bill Sutherland . My name is Gozel Sadykova , and I had before chanse to be the Embassador of goodwill from Turkmenistan. Thanks to Rotarians I had chanse to study in St Andrews University and research the Climate changes and tourism impacts to the Fife coastalpath, and environmental sustanability. I'll be very happy If my works will be useful for you. Please send all my best wishesh to the Rotary club 1010 !!!!! Sincerely yours , Gozel!

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