Rotary Club of Century City Cape Town Environmental Projects


A keen sense of community and appreciation towards the Environment is in our Club’s DNA. When it comes to the Environment, RCCCCT has been on a steep learning trajectory - we are proud of what we have achieved … and are excited by what is still to come.

Creating awareness and embarking on strategic environmental projects within our community continues to be our focus. Environmental awareness will always be integrated in everything we do as a club. We believe this to be a golden thread working to hold our moral fibres together.

We have embarked on a powerful Kicking Back on Plastic campaign, as our overarching Environmental project. This plays an integral part in our everyday lives and has a significant reach across all areas that us humans interact with.

Zooming in on the environmental challenges our world faces,  has enabled us to:

  • Partner with well-respected organisations. Some of whom include:
  • Support high-impact and worthy initiatives. Some of which include:
  • Supporting and promoting beach clean-ups (“Trash Bashes”);
  • Coordinating, facilitating and even hosting environmental productions for both youth and adult audiences;
  • Eco-bricking;Promoting World Oceans Day; and
  • Actively participating in the annual Plastic Free July initiative.
  •  Host sensational and inspirational guest speakers, from established and reputable environmentally focused organisations and initiatives, such as:
  • The Rotary “Safe Water” project
  • Environmental and NanoScience Research Group, University of the Western Cape (UWC);
  • 500 Sunsets;
  • Two Oceans Aquarium;
  • H18 Foundation; and
  • Intaka Island.

RCCCCT continues its commitment to taking action and being the word for positive change in our vulnerable environment.

 Food for thought …

 “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.” – Annie Leonard

 “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 "You are never too small to make a difference" - Greta Thunberg


Don’t ask what the environment does to you, ask what you are doing to the environment

Rotary Club of Century City takes Action on Climate Change

Our very own Club Service and Board Member Stephan Poltner participated in a Global Knowledge Session on Climate Reality Leadership.

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