The Rotary Club of Mosman is taking a leadership role to encourage its members and the community to reduce their carbon footprint. The project asks Rotarians and the community to make simple changes in their lives that will reduce their impact on the climate. It has developed a carbon calculator that suggests changes in life style and works out total carbon emissions savings. Rotary club will award the person who makes maximum carbon emissions savings.
The pledges made by participants for Mosman Rotary Club’s Living for Climate project will lead to a reduction of 242 tons of carbon going into the atmosphere every year.
—- Update —– 22nd May 2021
The Rotary Club of Mosman’s Living for Climate project.
Community Service Director Suri Jain said that ordinary citizens can voluntarily make simple but easy changes in their lives in order to reduce their own carbon footprint and help save the earth for future generations. Examples of the changes are: reduce unnecessary energy
consumption, switch to renewal energy sources, prefer video conferencing to air travel, reduce food waste, reduce meat consumption, etc.
Mosman Rotary devised a list of suggested changes and a calculator for people to see how much difference they can make to reduce their carbon footprint. Rotary club members and individuals in the community were asked to pick and choose which of these changes they have already made or intend to make in the next three months. Those who make the most savings were awarded a “Living for Climate Champion” certificate. A public award ceremony was to be held in March, 2020 but, because of Covic-19, the ceremony only took place on May 18 th will Zali Steggall MP handing out the certificates. For Champions who couldn’t come to the meeting, the certificates were posted.
—- Update —– 19th May2021
Following Living For Climate Champion winners were announced :
|NAME||CARBON Kgs SAVED/ Year||Award Name|
|Byron & Rebecca Pritchard||28095||1st place champion|
|Ursula Hogben||27235||2nd place champion|
|Catherine Carr||20580||3rd place champion|
|Richard Vahtrick||14447||local champion|
|Halyna Koscharsky||11795||local champion|
|Peter Young||11345||local champion|
|Clare Stockdale||6813||local champion|
|Martin Fallows||5332||local champion|
|Peter Young||5145||local champion|
|Di McKenzie||4000||local champion|
|Danny Low||2990||local champion|
|Sarah Harding||1850||local champion|
|Marianna Kositsin||19114||local champion|
|Chris Lee||18270||local champion|
|Jo Wright||18267||local champion|
|Angela Jones||9005||local champion|
|Rex Breen||5640||local champion|
—- Update —– 16th April 2021
Winners will be announced on 18th May 2021 at Rowers Club Mosman and certificates will be awarded by MP Zali Steggall.