Supporting the environment, Rotary's 7th area of focus, is what Green Steps is all about.  The new committee of the Rotary E-Club which every member is part will give the club service projects around environmental issues each month.  Yes, it is huge and diverse so one step at time beginning with awareness knowledge.  The Green Steps committee will meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30.  Our club members live in many different areas so individually we will do service around supporting the environment together.  
    This month members Green Steps Service is take a reusable water bottle, cup and bag with you everywhere in order to reduce landfill material.  Below is a look at what we throw away.  
The Green Step for the Month of July is looking at how we can reduce Landfill.  The three main problems with landfill are toxins, leachate and greenhouse gases.  
   Organic materials such a food scraps and yard waste are usually compacted when they are put into a landfill.  This removes oxygen and causes the material to break down anaerobically. Over time the process will produce methane:a type of greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide and wreaks havoc on our environment. billion pounds of CO2e equal to what 366,284 cars produce. 
    Each year 54 billion paper cups, 38 billion plastic cups and 26 billion plastic cups are thrown away which prod
uce 4 billion pounds of CO2e equal to what 366,284 cars produce.
    Service challenge #1 is bring your own cup, carry a water bottle and your own reusable grocery bag.