The Conference will have THREE different Breakout sessions which will be repeated THREE times as attendees move from room to room during the day. ALL attendees will be able to attend ALL breakout sessions. They may ALSO opt to attend the breakout session to watch the recorded video presentation by Vic Grosjean.
|Healthy World||7th Area of Focus – Integrating the Environment into your club’s activities||Three times|
|Healthy People||‘Behaviour Change – The often forgotten piece of the WASH puzzle.’||Three times|
|Combined Themes||Environment (ESRAG) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASHRAG) Mini Green Expo||Three times|
|Healthy World||‘Environmental Sustainabilty – Oceans, Waterways, Plastics and Us.’ (A recorded presentation from Vic Grosjean)||Three times|
BREAKOUT SESSION Number ONE (1)
‘The 7th Area of Focus – Integrating the Environment into your Club’s activities’
This interactive session will provide practical suggestions for clubs to involve their members in environmental activities and to build the environment into their club planning. The session will include ‘snap-shot’ presentations by guest speakers who have run successful club and multi-club environmental projects. A panel discussion will conclude the session.
Some topics to be covered are listed below
- What is the 7th Area of Focus of Rotary International?
- What are the benefits for clubs being involved in environmental projects?
- How can the environment be integrated into other projects?
- How can a club integrate environment into their Annual Plan?
- How can a club get started with environmental projects?
- How can a club set up an Environment Committee?
- How can a club become a District 9810 EnviroClub?
BREAKOUT SESSION Number TWO (2)
‘Behaviour Change – the Often Forgotten piece of the WASH puzzle’
This session will include three panelists who will explain different approaches to bringing about sustainable behaviour change in WASH projects.
ERICA GWYNN is the Rotary International Area of Focus Manager for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – WASH.
MEREDITH HICKMAN is the Head of Strategy for WaterAid Australia.
PHEARAK SVAY is the Implementation Program Lead for the Global Evergeeening Alliance.
BREAKOUT SESSION Number THREE (3)
‘HEALTHY WORLD’ and ‘HEALTHY PEOPLE’
The ESRAG and WASHRAG MINI GREEN EXPO
‘HEALTHY PEOPLE’ BOOTHS
|‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’ (WASHRAG)||CONTACT PERSON|
|Days for Girls||Lee Baker|
|Operation Toilet||Brian Martin|
|Operation Cleft||Bruce McEwen|
|Water Aid||Justin Pilgrim|
|Disaster Aid Australia||Bruce Ashworth|
|End Polio||Greg King|
|Kiriwina Aid Project||Alan Lunghusen|
‘HEALTHY WORLD’ BOOTHS
|Heart Gardens Project||Emma Cutting|
|ESRAG – Carbon Calculator, issues with microplastics||Ted Waghorne|
|Direct Sustainable Communities Committee||Pat Armstrong|
|Donations In Kind (DIK)||Des Shiel|
|Pollinators – Rotarians for Bees & WHEEN Bee Foundation||John McCaskill|
|Renewable Energy – ‘Light Up Timor‘||Pat Armstrong|
|Student Environment Kit||Trish Carr|
|Future Vehicles Expo||David Rosenwax|
|D9810 Op Shops – ‘Recycling Hubs‘||Malcolm Chiverton|
‘ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY – Oceans, Waterways, Plastics and Us”
Vic Grosjean is based in Melbourne, and is the Principal Consultant at OceanX Group, an Engineering Consultancy specialising in Environmental Monitoring solutions. He has developed cutting edge technology to monitor and remove pollution from our waterways and to clean up our oceans. As a professional speaker, Vic Grosjean has been invited to present international speeches across 6 continents. He has delivered Keynote Addresses in Germany, New Zealand, Kenya, Singapore, France, Columbia and Australia. As a strong supporter of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, he has presented his Ocean Conservation strategies in front of an audience of over 1000 United Nations and Rotary officials. In 2018 Vic was selected by RI President Barry Rassin as ‘One of ‘Six Young Innovators’ to showcase his work at the UN in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2019 he was named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by the CEO of Engineers Australia.
Learn more about Vic Grosjean, by visiting his website.