At the beginning of the Rotaract year 2010-2011 a new theme is launched amongst the European Rotaract Clubs: Energy and Ecology, since access to natural resources and controlling global warming will be the biggest challenge our generation will face.
It is a very important issue for Rotaract given that it influences each of us and especially because each individual can have a significant impact. The responsible use of natural resources and avoidance of the waste of energy is the most powerful weapon against global warming, far more effective than any technology and this is in our hands. Therefore several European Rotaract Clubs have created a platform:
INFINITE ENERGY FOUNDATION Powered by ERIC
open to all clubs who want to join. Main goal is to create awareness for the responsible use of natural resources in our daily lives and to join forces to attract important sponsors and support projects in the field of energy poverty and ecology. All details are explained in the attached documents.
ERIC is supporting the initiative and will hand out an Ecology Award at this year’s EUCO to the club most active on the ecology theme. Eligibility criteria will be published later.
Moreover ERIC strongly suggests that each country organizes an ECO Driving Day event. Main goal is to create a fun day, where Rotaractors can learn from a professional instructor how to drive ecologically. It is a known fact that the driver has more impact than the exhaust technology. This course can be combined with an extreme car handling or skid course and after party to make it even more fun.
Please support the Hangarian Rotaract in their project related to the Red Sludge natural disaster
Therefore please start creating awareness for the issue and if you are interested join the platform, organize events and compete for the ecology award. Always feel free to contact us for extra information via eco ( a t ) rotaracteurope.org
Together we can change the future,