Rotary Climate Action Teams (RCATs): Taking Action in Rotary Clubs Across the World to Address the Existential Threat of Climate Change [7.30.20]

Guests:

  • Guest 1: Alan Anderson, Founder, Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) and Member, Rotary Club of Northfield, MN, USA
  • Guest 2: John G. Mathers, Coordinator, Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) Network, Rotary District Chair for Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG); Past President, Rotary Club of San Francisco, CA, USA
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Program Summary:

The world-wide EmeraldPlanet International Foundation® movement is linking millions of professionals and citizens around the globe through a practical community-by-community identification, evaluation, broadcasting, and promotions weekly television program and selected The Emerald Mini-Treks®.

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation® has continually expanded its outreach and service to all sectors of countries and local communities. It is actively identifying the “best of the best” technologies, services, products, and processes. This is the “high touch” portions of the EmeraldPlanet® global movement featuring the “high technologies” through The Emerald Mini-Treks®, while creating The Emerald Mall® to match those inventing, creating, experimenting with, and manufacturing needed technologies. with those individuals and communities needing such technologies, services, products, and processes for sustainable, resilient, and adaptive living in closer harmony with natural surroundings.

WELCOME to join in this world-wide movement by watching The EmeraldPlanet TV® programs, participating in planning for and joining in various The Emerald Mini-Treks®, and linking your “best practices” to those in need on The Emerald Mall®. MANY BEST WISHES as together we create The EmeraldPlanet®…Dr. Sam Hancock

Our featured guests are:

  • Show ‘1’: Alan Anderson, Founder, Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) and Member, Rotary Club of Northfield, MN, USA, Theme: “Climate Change Is Real Existential Threat to Life on Planet Earth”
  • Show ‘2’: Alan Anderson, Founder, Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) and Member, Rotary Club of Northfield, MN, USA, Theme: “Creating RCATs Across the U.S. and Around the Globe”
  • Show ‘3’: John G. Mathers, Coordinator, Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) Network, Rotary District Chair for Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG); Past President, Rotary Club of San Francisco, CA, USA, Theme: “Bringing Communities Together to Address the Climate Crisis”
  • Show ‘4’: John G. Mathers, Coordinator, Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) Network, Rotary District Chair for Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG); Past President, Rotary Club of San Francisco, CA, USA, Theme: “Rotary International Worldwide Global Action on the Environment”

Program Overview:

Climate change is an unprecedented challenge to humankind. CO2 in the atmosphere is changing our planet, no matter what or who may be the cause. Besides a nuclear holocaust, climate change is the only other existential threat to our planet! And there is no fixing it later, due to the long life of COin the atmosphere and oceans. The world’s least prepared and most vulnerable are those that will be impacted the most. These are the same people Rotary has devoted its services to over the last century.

Having a safe, stable environment is necessary for Rotary to continue to make progress in each of the seven areas of focus: 1) promoting peace, 2) fighting disease, 3) clean water, sanitation and hygiene, 4) saving mothers and children, 5) supporting education, 6) growing local economies, and 7) supporting the environment. Rotary must take a leadership role. If not Rotarians, then who? If not here, then where? If not right now, then when?

The mission of the RCAT Network is to provide Rotarians and their associated Rotary clubs with educational resources regarding climate change and actions they can take to address the issue, individually, as a club, in their businesses and in their community. The Network is intended as a forum for non-judgmental and non-political information about our changing climate. As a forum, participants may choose to use the network’s information resources or share the actions they are taking to address climate change in their club.



Thank You Production Crew and Program Team for your commitment, dedication, and goodwill as we continue to expand our “best practices” solutions identification and reporting in our second decade. We would like to acknowledge that equipment and facilities are provided by Fairfax Public Access, Fairfax, Virginia. We thank our many viewers, supporters, and the general public for weekly feedback, ideas, and suggestions as together we create The EmeraldPlanet®…Dr. Sam Hancock, Executive Producer, Creator & Host, The EmeraldPlanet TV®

 

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!