“Rotary is so well-connected that we have resources to participate in important actions on a community level with respect to the environment. WE choose who and what we get to make a positive impact on. I think we will really be a key factor in the environmental movement.” – Jordann Hartzheim, Charter Member
On March 19 Freshwater was invited to speak to the Twin Cities Rotary EcoClub about Freshwater’s Master Water Steward (MWS) volunteer program, which teaches citizens how to be better stewards of water in their neighborhoods and communities.
Rotary International is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
And a very unique Rotary Club has popped up here in the Twin Cities: an EcoClub focused on the environment. One of the very first of its kind in the country and world, the EcoClub has adapted its form to meet the new and changing needs of a new generation of citizens and community volunteers. They’re an affinity club that’s come together around the environment to do service projects, hear from guest speakers, and come together for social hours to network and build community.
Their goal is to provide a new format and remove barriers from participating in Rotary. Their philosophy is come when you can, do what you are able. Their core value is service above all else. And the idea that they truly can make a difference on pressing environmental issues through their service and engagement.